Come to me. I love to spend time with you. (Luke 10:42) I am proud of you (James 1:18). Do not let anyone’s words or actions convince you that you are not good enough. Do not seek after their approval. You are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-28). You are a child of God Most High (John 1:12). You are My treasured possession whom I have chosen. (1 Peter 2:9). You are redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus (Matthew 26:27-29). The whole universe is Mine (Job 41:11). I will turn all your tears, your rejection, your pains into great blessings of joy (Psalms 30:11).
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)