We've all experienced times in our lives when we've felt unloved, low or as though we didn't really matter. Whatever the reason, whether it's because we feel lonely, far from God or distant from our family and friends, we can draw comfort from the Bible by reminding ourselves of the value of our lives. Here are 10 verses which illustrate just how precious our lives are:
Genesis 1:27 - "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them."
Genesis 2:7 - "Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being."
Psalm 22:9 - "Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother's breast."
Psalm 127:3 - "Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him."
Psalm 139:13-15 - "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth."
Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
Matthew 6:25-26 - "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
John 10:10 - "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Romans 13:9 - "The commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not covet,' and whatever other command may there be, are summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'"