The realization of how precious each individual is in the eyes of God is akin to discovering a hidden treasure of immense value. The Bible, in its profound and heartfelt verses, consistently echoes this divine truth.
“You are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you,” says the Lord in Isaiah 43:4, affirming the deep, personal love God has for each of us. This profound understanding shapes our self-worth and identity, anchoring us in the knowledge that we are valued beyond measure by our Creator.
Throughout the Scriptures, we find countless affirmations of God’s unwavering love and the priceless value He places on every human life. Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15, where the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine to find the one lost sheep, beautifully illustrates God’s concern for each individual.
“So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish,” Matthew 18:14 reinforces this message, underscoring God’s desire for everyone to realize their worth and come to Him.
The theme of being precious to God is not limited to affirmations of love; it also extends to the intricate care and thought He puts into our creation. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well,” the Psalmist sings in Psalm 139:14, a celebration of the intricate and intentional design God has for each of us. This verse invites us to see ourselves and others through the lens of divine craftsmanship and love.
Moreover, the New Testament reveals the ultimate expression of how precious we are to God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” John 15:13 states, reminding us of the profound love and value God places on us, so much so that He was willing to give His only Son for our redemption.
In this collection of 50 Bible verses about how precious we are to God, we explore the depth of God’s love and the extraordinary value He places on each of us. May these verses fill your heart with the assurance of your worth in the eyes of the Almighty, inspiring you to live in the fullness of His love and purpose for your life.
Value in God’s Eyes
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
“But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.’”
1 Peter 2:9
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
1 John 3:1
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’”
God’s Protective Love
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”
“He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
Loved and Redeemed
“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.”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’”
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
1 Corinthians 6:20
“For you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
1 Peter 1:18-19
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”