Many of us do not realize how damaging self-loathing can truly be. Studies have shown how it destroys physical health, IQ, interpersonal relationships, breaks down family structures, lowers GPA and so much more. When we see millions of Christians today finding themselves frustrated over the idea of not being saved because of how sinful we are, one must ask: did God come to increase self-loathing on earth? OR have we grossly misunderstood the most powerful message of life available to us today? How can I establish a greater self-worth in my life today?
‘”Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”’ – Matthew 22:36-40