Who Is Most Valuable to God?

by Avery Foley on December 17, 2021

Who is the most valuable person to God? Hmm… is it:

  • The richest person?
  • The smartest person?
  • The healthiest person?
  • The kindest person?
  • The prettiest person?

Let's see what the Bible says:

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:13–14)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

The Sanctity of Life

The Bible tells us that every single person is made in God’s image! It doesn’t matter if that person is old or young, rich or poor, healthy or sick—they’re made in God’s image! The Bible also says that we’re fearfully and wonderfully made by God. He delights in how he made us, and he says that his works are “wonderful.” And the Bible also says that God loves the world so much that he sent Jesus to save us! So who does God value the most?

Well, according to the Bible, God doesn’t show favoritism (Romans 2:11). Every person is valued and precious in God’s sight. He doesn’t value girls over boys, or certain looks over others, or a shade of skin more than other shades, or a healthy person over someone who is sick, or a baby that’s been born over a baby that hasn’t been born yet—he cares for and values everyone! And since God loves and values everyone, so should we.

Sometimes people treat other people differently, unkindly, or rudely because how they look, talk, or because of their age or level of ability. And sometimes people believe we should be allowed to end the lives of unborn children, sick or elderly people, or people with a disability. But we should never do that! Instead, when we see someone, we should see a person who is made fearfully and wonderfully in God’s image and who is loved so much by God that he wants that person to become his son or daughter by believing in Jesus and his death and resurrection.

For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute. (Proverbs 31:8)