If you’re like most people, you’re very concerned about what other people think of you. You hope that others think of you as successful, thoughtful, attractive, etc. You hope that people like you.
In reality, you should be far more concerned about what God thinks about you. Take a few moments and ask yourself the following important questions:
What does God think about me? How can I be certain?
The following truths—based on God’s revelation as recorded in the Bible—will help you understand what God thinks about you and other humans.
Originally, humans were created good.
Then God said, “Let us make humans in our image, in our likeness…” So God created humans in his image… He created them male and female. And God saw everything that he had made and that it was very good. Genesis 1:26-27, 31
Then, sin spoiled everything!
As a result, our natural human condition isn’t good anymore—it’s corrupted.
Indeed, I was born guilty. I was a sinner when my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5
The consequence—our corrupted human condition—is not good!
We did what our corrupt desires and thoughts wanted us to do. So, because of our nature, we deserved God’s anger just like everyone else. Ephesians 2:3
As a sinner, you’re separated from God and condemned.
But your wrongs have separated you from your God, and your sins have made him hide his face so that he doesn’t hear you. Isaiah 59:2
The payment for sin is death… Romans 6:23
Remember, although God created you in his image, sin spoiled everything! As a result, you aren’t perfect anymore.
Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory. Romans 3:23
However, if you admit that you have sinned…
God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong. 1 John 1:9
…and believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross, you are not condemned by God!
The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
Jesus has taken care of your problem!
But now through Christ Jesus you, who were once far away, have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
Believing that Jesus Christ died for you completely changes your relationship with God.
In fact, by believing in Jesus you become a new person with the power to overcome sin and live a life that pleases the one true God!
Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence. God has done all this. He has restored our relationship with him through Christ… 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
How can you be certain that an unseen God really loves you?
The following passages from the Bible reveal God’s unconditional love for you!
God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. John 3:16
Christ died for us while we were still sinners. This demonstrates God’s love for us. Romans 5:8