YOU Are Important to God
Psalms 8:4: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
The Psalmist was aware of God*s greatness and man*s littleness. He was amazed that God would have any interest in us. God has gone out of His way in a lot of ways that demonstrate our importance to Him. Also, the Bible says many things that prove we are important to God.
First of all, He created us.
Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
He planned to create us before He created the world.
Ephesians 1:4: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
He created us for His glory and for His pleasure.
Isaiah 43:7: Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
We are important to God therefore He sustains us.
Acts 17:28: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
He provides every breath of air that we breathe. He provides every bite of food that sustains our life. If He moved the sun a few million miles farther away, we would freeze to death in a few seconds. A few million miles closer and we would be toast. He has provided the only place in the universe that is hospitable to delicate human beings.
God demonstrates we are important to Him by seeking us and saving us.
Luke 19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
God demonstrates we are important to Him by sending Jesus to die for us.
Romans 5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
We can measure how important to someone we are -- how much they love us -- by what they do for us. God has gone to a lot of trouble for us.
Jesus proves we are important to Him by preparing a mansion for us.
John 14:1-3: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father*s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
He deserves to be important to us because we are important to Him! Is He important to you?
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