And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7).
Scientists tell us that there are 92 naturally occurring elements on the earth. They also tell us that the human body contains 60 of those elements. Elements like gold, arsenic, mercury, uranium, flourine, lead and carbon make up your body. Scientifically, you are not much different than the composition of the dirt stuck in the tread of your shoes.
To add further insult to injury and humility to your sense of self-pride, if the elements of your body could be extracted and sold at current market prices, the value of your whole body is only about $160.
Scientifically and chemically speaking, you’re not valuable; yet you are valuable enough to the Creator that He sent His very own Son to die in your place. Jesus personally took the offenses of your sins against your Creator, and when He died on the cross, He took God’s punishment against your sins upon Himself. Jesus’ death for your sins meant freedom for you.
You are of immense value to God!
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor (Psalm 8:4-5).