The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, and Self-Image by Jay E. AdamsWho am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Familiar questions in our day and age. But has our search for answers led us too far in the wrong direction: away from our true position in Christ and toward a dangerous emphasis on self?
Recent decades have seen the rise of a powerful and influential movement within the church. Identified by labels such as “self-image,” “self-esteem,” “self-worth,” and “self-love,” this movement has one common denominator—the emphasis on self. Regardless of religious persuasion, everyone seems to be fighting what they perceive to be a shared enemy: low self-esteem.
Now well-known biblical counselor and noted author Jay Adams brings much-needed clarification to the area of self-esteem and offers the church and every believer a truly biblical view of self.
Bible Verses of Victory for Your Self Esteem, Self Image, and Self Worth!
10 Bible Verses Your Self-Esteem Needs To Recite Right Now
We all get those days that we just don't feel good enough for anything. Everything is going wrong. For me, I go to the bible to read the words of God. His personal dialog for us is filled with encouragement, hope, and lessons we can learn from. Here are my top ten verses that are uplifting and impacting when at the lowest of lows:. Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on Him.
No person is one-dimensional. Actually, there are three views of every individual: the view that God has of us, the opinions that others hold concerning us, and the perception we have of ourselves. Each of these is quite important. First, let us consider the divine vantage point. This is the assessment that is accurate in every detail. Second, there are the sentiments that our peers entertain regarding us. Such assessments are only relatively accurate.
What does the Bible say about? For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
God’s Image ... of Us
Often we put our self-worth in the type of clothes that we wear, the type of car that we drive, our accomplishments, our financial status, our relationship status, our talents, our appearance, etc., The Bible actually has quite a bit to say about self-confidence, self-worth, and self-respect.