Know Your Worth

We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

(Numbers 13:33 NIV)

The Israelites, God’s chosen people, His treasured possession (Deuteronomy 7:6), had low self-worth. They saw themselves as grasshoppers before the enemy. How sad it is when God’s own children, His special creation, see themselves small before the enemy. As a result, they begin to lead defeated lives, fleeing in terror from the enemy and failing to claim God’s wonderful promises for their lives. Because this is what eventually happened – the Israelites failed to enter the Promised Land when they were supposed to.

If we can’t see our self-worth, we can’t expect others to see it either. We can expect them to mistreat and disrespect us because we’ve given them a reason to believe that we don’t value ourselves enough. “You are worth more than many sparrows,” said Jesus (Matthew 10:31). When we realize just how valuable we are in His eyes, we’ll only seek His best and expect respect.

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Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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