God values people as priceless sacred creation perfect in His Image in Genesis 1:26-27. So God highly values human life. As the believer’s SOUL aspect of life continues back to God. In eternal life in heaven human flesh is replaced by garments of righteousness. God’s value system sees His people as blood bought in Christ. Human life is priceless so precious to God the Creator. God distinctively wonderfully makes people as God first formed Adam and Eve in garden of Eden. God breathed His breath of life into Adam. So God considers all life is infinite great value to God.
God gives life so people are worth His Image Value so accept and develop own personal value derived from God’s Image Value for God’s LOVE IS ABSOLUTELY LOYAL. In Jeremiah 1:4-5, the word of God says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to nations.” God chose you right from conception so no life is worthless or useless. So are living the values God created in His Image in you?
Strong Personal Value, means interest in own life first then value others in same manner. People have various personal evaluations, How do I live as a good Christian? What is Love, Truth, right conduct, peace without violence? What principles underly Christian lifestyle? A strong personal value in Christ in God, covered by Jesus blood makes one stand out. God raises a believer to boldly lift up Name of Jesus above all names to win more souls. Isaiah 49:1,5 says, listen to me, O coast lands, give attention, you people from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother He called my name. Now the LORD says, He who formed me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to him so Israel might be gathered to Him. I am honoured in Eyes of God my strength. God Highly Values saints who minister to Honourand Glorify God. The Sovereign God must be given all Glory in Jude 1:25. Psalms 22:9-10 Yet you are He who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts. On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you are my God. The believer’s personal value originate from God rooted in Christ from foundation of life in creation of the world. Ordained by God minister good news God’s True Image Prototype Value in life. Based on God’s Image, a sound Biblical foundation at home, helps growing Godly families form strong backbone, church, and community. Knowing and sharing Godly Values is meaningful in appropriate context with right approach. God’s Values chosen helps in living Godly Values. Helping children to fully understand Godly Value builds confidence, trust, Godly Value self – worth, awareness.
Despite psychological, emotional, physical, quality of life or status, God sees all in His Image Prototype. So the Bible tells all God values human life more than a Sparrow’s life. Birds do not cultivate crops yet are fed daily so God values life including animal’s, He created. God alone is the creator of all things including plant life. God values the smallest details of human life. The Bible teaches God plans each individual human life. God loves all people to have Godly Values. For God has higher plans thoughts and purposes for His Children to fulfil their destiny.
Though sin nature took over God Loves all so sent Christ as the redeemer to restore Godly Value from spiritual death separation to life. The family faces challenges. As young children indoctrinated in the popular secular views, opinions constantly think it is approved by God so Godly value must be taught. Anyone standing on word of God is made to feel they really live Heavenly Values yet God’s Image is in all. Many ideas and values exist but the first and foremost is a strong foundation built-in God before a child takes next human educational steps. Ideal Utopian worldly values want to follow particular trends. Parents forced to send all impressionable children influenced during the formative years. As they grow, discover purpose of education is not really Godly personal values. So reprogram mind by searching for wisdom to develop relevant talents, skills, abilities root in Christ.
Value your life, accept mercy, grace, forgiveness of God, for all sinned from fall of Adam and Eve. In Psalms 51:5, King David said, behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, in sin my mother conceived me. People fade, looks, but Love of God through Christ Jesus never fades so value life from God’s perspective in Jesus Name to trust God. Society, prides itself on perfection so demands are placed on people, resources to maintain media images. Fashion industry produces items manufactured by companies so small to protect image dominance.
Genesis 9:5-6 And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow-man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.”People made perfect by God are touched up to create perfect flawless person in a state does not match real person with warts and all. Drama, soaps, games, influence society. So impressionable young people do plastic surgery to look like idols. Anorexia and bulimia are side effects of constant bombardment to keep up with perfection. Families raising children in Godly value life is disregarded or unappreciated.
Proverbs 24:11-12 Rescue those who being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” Does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who keep watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to his work? God keeps eternal soul, important to God so entrust yours to God in advance. Before critical decision stage of life as some wake up in mortuaries alive after unsuccessful attempt of futility to genetically modify life beyond a certain level. If quality of life is considered hopeless and useless, often medical care treatment is withdrawn or withheld independent of the patient’s own care or wishes. Life belongs to God so Best Guides those drawn to God.
Capitalism’s economic system promotes interests of the ultra-rich, and devalues other lives to enrich themselves by measuring life worth and costing life only in monetary terms. Technology tries to achieve and maintain perceived highest living standard man-made conditions. A dilemma is it is ethically impossible to start life from scratch without borrowing God’s ingredients. Things pass away, decay, rust, become junk or obsolete in limited body time frame. There is pressure to express core values set by companies that do not care about personal or family values. So stress is put on staff to choose between work schedule, shift pattern and child care yet full-time care affect family income and pensions.
Matthew 18:1-2, 10 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them. See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. Godly Value requires full attention to children to train them in Godly way permanently. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but eternal life. So this is a great biblical affirmation by God to demonstrate the value He places on human life. Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? So values from Biblical perspective is totally different from the world’s values system.
The Bible says God is Passionate about His image Value of Human Life. Focused personal project in life expect to conform, comply to Godly Values to continue Unique Godly Prototype Image generations to generation in Jesus Name. People need to reflect life beyond human body, stop fleshly gratification, lasciviousness, leisure, pleasure, empty gallivanting, trauma and greed. Stop brainwashed fear, domination exploitation, irritation, oppression, manipulation, compliance, conformity, worry, seek to nourish eternal soul.
For life is not about what to eat, drink, wear, party, marry, buy, sell but about Godly Values. According to God’s Image Value all life extends beyond here and now in eternity. One cannot live like there is no tomorrow and wonder why life is meaningless. Godly Values in Christ in God looks beyond flesh into souls. So prepare and be ever ready for future in heaven eternity in Jesus Name.