Without the value and power that our Creator has given us we are nothing. We are dust and ashes. With the value and power that is the gift to each one of us by our loving Father and King, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, we are remarkable beings. The entire world was created for us.
This view of humanity can instill in us both humility and positive self-esteem. Our value is given to us by Hashem, no human being can take it away. We do not need any mortal's approval or appreciation to claim our value. It is a given.
(Growth Through Tehillim: Exploring Psalms for Life Transforming Thoughts, p. 26)
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