From Dust to Divine Worth: God's Transformative Grace

Isaiah 13:12
I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

Knowing that we came from the dust of the earth, isn’t it nice to know that God can make us worth more than that from which we have come? God is a God that can change your value from that of worthlessness to that which is priceless. We need always remember that God isn’t as concerned about where we came from as He is where we are going! You may have started out on the wrong foot, and you may have indeed come from a rough neighborhood, and there may be some history in your past which you are ashamed of, but know that God is able to take you past your past so that your future is steadfast and sure!

It is often difficult for those who have always perceived themselves as worthless to realize that once they accept Christ, they are new creatures, made spotless and white as snow, and therefore valuable to God their creator. Friend, do not make the mistake of doubting what God’s Word speaks over your life in Christ! “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new [2 Co 5:17].” It is an awesome thing to watch as the Lord takes away from us those old things which only brought us pain, shame, loss, and heartache. It is even more awesome when He replaces those things with joy, faith, hope, and gain!

One may wonder how God can take a worthless sinner and make him more precious than gold, but I believe our answer can be found in 1 Peter 1:18-19, which says, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” Friend, if you are in Christ, you are precious because of His precious blood which has been applied to your life!

Don’t let others degrade you to that which you were before Christ. Stand in the confidence of His grace and walk in the newness of one who’s valuable in the eyes of God!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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