One single life has value and is important to God. Think of how God saved the world (or His people) through one person:
Noah found favor in the eyes of God when the whole world thought evil all the time.
God raised Joseph from the prison to save the world from famine.
God used Moses to take people out of Egypt.
Joshua and Caleb trusted God's power when everybody else didn't and were the only grown-ups who entered the Promised Land.
God raised the Judges when people had fallen to their bottom.
King Josiah's reform postponed the people's going into exile.
Prophet Daniel remained faithful to God in the midst of exile in Babylon.
Esther was chosen to save the Jews from the outrage of Hamman.
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