At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
The above passage is just a sampling of the assurance that the Bible has for all of us and the exhortation to do good despite the fact that our good works may sometimes go unnoticed, be unappreciated or worse; rejected. It can be very discouraging but the Bible tells us to take heart for God sees these things and in the long run doing good is excellent & profitable to everyone.
We only do what has first been done for us as we were once sinners and are saved only by grace. We had nothing to offer God in our spiritual & moral bankruptcy and yet He reached out to us first. He is the one who gives all of us such intrinsic worth. I still don’t understand fully the value that God places in me but it’s EXCITING to discover more of it as time passes.
Have a great weekend and make some time to realise your worth.