So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27).
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be (James 3:9).
Pop psychology is wrong when it tells you to look inside yourself and find your value! According to the Bible, you are good simply because God made you in his image. Period.
He cherishes you because you bear a resemblance to him. And you will only be satisfied when you engage in your role as an image bearer of God.
Such was the view of King David:
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
(Psalm 17:15 ESV).
How much sadness would evaporate if every person simply chose to believe this: I was made for God’s glory and am being made into his image.
Why does God love you with an everlasting love? It has everything to do with whose you are. You are his. And because God’s promises are unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.
As an added bonus to Max's message, please be blessed with Lauren Daigle's new song "You Say" which emphasizes how desperately we need to believe we are who God says we are, not the world!
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Why does God love you with an everlasting love?© Max Lucado. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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