We often find our worth in the things and people around us. Whether it’s work, relationships, or achievement, we often seek validation and a sense of self-worth from these external sources.
But what happens when those things fail us? When we put our faith in Jesus, He gives us a new identity. And who He says we are never changes.
Discover what Scripture says about who we are in Christ with these Plans.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
In Colossians 2:6-7, Paul tells us that we receive our worth from Jesus. “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Our worth is not based on our works or what other people think of us. Our worth is based on what Jesus thinks of us—and He thinks we’re priceless!
In Ephesians 2:10, Paul says that we are God’s handiwork. “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This verse tells us that we were created for a purpose—to glorify God through good works. We have value because God has given us a specific purpose to fulfill. And when we fulfill that purpose, we bring Him glory.
In 1 Corinthians 6:20, Paul says that we have been bought with a price—the precious blood of Jesus Christ. “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Because Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins, we now belong to Him. We have value because we are His treasured possession.
And finally, in Proverbs 22:1, Solomon tells us that we are to be esteemed highly because of our character—not our possessions or achievements. “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, favor is better than silver and gold.” Our character is what ultimately defines us—not our stuff or our accomplishments. When our character aligns with Christ’s character, then we will be truly worthy in His eyes.
So where do you find worth? In Christ alone. When we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, He gives us a new identity—one that is based on His unfailing love for us and His perfect plan for our lives. We have worth because He says we do—not because of anything we have done or can do. And that is something that can never be taken away from us!