No one who has read the Bible with any perception can fail to see that to God men are more important than things. A human being is of more value than a thousand galaxies of stars or a million worlds like ours. God made man in His own image and He made things to serve man. His concern is with intelligent moral beings, not with lifeless matter.

—A. W. Tozer,
The Price of Neglect (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread, 1991), 50.