When we look at the world around us, the diversity of Creation is amazing. God didn’t create a world without color or one season. Instead, He made a world awash with color, packed with variety, differing seasons, and various sounds. When we look at the world around us, we realize that God, the Creator, didn’t spare any creativity when He put it all together.
God created the world with the creativity of a grand-master artist, but also with wisdom and understanding.
In Hebrew, the word for “understanding” is Binah. The prophet Jeremiah connects understanding (Binah), wisdom (chochmah), and Creation:
He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, and stretched out heaven by His understanding. — Jeremiah 10:12
We find a practical and life-changing truth here. The psalmist wrote,
Adonai, how countless are Your works! In wisdom You made them all. — Psalm 104:24
God made us with wisdom. We are one of His creations! This insight is vital for us to understand because most of us are critical of ourselves and others. How many times has someone made you feel worthless, stupid, or ugly? The world, the flesh, and the Enemy will try to speak these lies over you until you believe them. But if you believe these lies, you empower them and the father of lies who are their source.
You are not a mistake or ugly or worthless, for God created you with wisdom. Let the light of God’s wisdom and understanding dispel the dark lies that deceive you and lead you into emotional, relational, and spiritual bondage.
Not only does a song tell how precious we are in His sight, but His Word also gives us that assurance. For example, Isaiah 49:16 tells us,
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands. Your walls are continually before Me.
We are engraved into His hands. We are part of Him, remembered by Him. Would you engrave your hands with something of little or no value? No.
Of course, the verse that shows us the value we have is John 3:16,
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
God’s love for you is extravagant. He so loves you that He did something about it. His love for you is also expensive. Loving you cost Him everything. He gave His unique Son, the costliest gift He could give.
Easter and the Passover season celebrate freedom. Passover celebrates the Israelites freedom from the slavery and captivity of Egypt. Easter celebrates Jesus’ death and resurrection and our freedom from sin. God’s creative wisdom includes freedom for you and me. It includes the tremendous value you have because He gave His Son for you.
Written for Faith.Full by Rabbi Jason Sobel, author of Mysteries of the Messiah.
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In Isaiah 49:16, God says that He’s engraved our names on the palms of His hands. The walls of His holy city filled with His people are always on His mind. He gave the One who mattered most to Him for you! That’s how much You matter to Him! You’re not worthless, stupid, or ugly; He made You with perfect wisdom! Amen! ~ Laurie McClure, Faith.Full