The scriptures establish a marvelous paradox. On one hand we are to recognize the infinite worth of the soul to God. Yet, on the other, we are to recignize our worthlessness and nothingness before God. Jesus Christ is the answer to the paradox. Without Christ we are "less than the dust of the Earth", but through his atoning sacrifice he has given us the power to become sons of God (John 1: 12).
Hel. 12: 7 O how great is the nothingness of the children of men; yea, even they are less than the dust of the earth.