Good Morning January 2

Any project takes a plan, the right materials, and good labor. If one skimps on any part the finished product will not turn out well. Scripture uses this image of a building project a number of times, and particularly in relation to what God is doing with us. Psalm 100 has declared “Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture….(vs.3) You are the perfect material God has chosen to use for His creation. Peter wrote, “you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood,…(IPt.2:5) Even Abraham understood this 2000 years before Christ. In his relationship with the Lord it says “he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”(Hebrews 11:10) This makes a tremendous difference in how you look at yourself. Not in being puffed up with pride, but  understanding  that you loved by God, and precious. God has a real and special purpose for your life. I wish more of our young people could understand themselves this way rather than by the values of  what the world calls beautiful and good. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,…”(Ephesians 2:10)