How do you measure the worth of something? How do you measure the worth of a person? — Publius Sirius, a famous Roman writer who lived a century before Christ said, “A thing is worth what someone will pay for it”. Let me ask you this, how much are you worth? How do you determine your value in life? How do you determine the value of another person?
Whether we admit it or not, we all assign value to others based on how we perceive their worth to us, maybe we value them based on their worldly success, maybe it is because of their wealth or their financial resources, maybe it is because of their importance or status or class, maybe it is because of their skills or talents.
What about you? How valuable are you? What is your salary compared to a rock star or Hollywood actor or even compared to some professional golfers? I can tell you my salary is a lot less than all of them — what does that say about my worth? — about my value?
This points to the problem that we have in our society when it comes to measuring the true value of a person — if we don’t make as much money as him or her, if we aren’t as important as so and so — does that mean we are not as valuable as them? Society would say, “Yes”
Is it any wonder that most people today have a poor self-image? Every day, that message gets reinforced: you are not valuable, you are not worthy…
1 Peter 1, verses 18-19 says: For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
How valuable are we? You are more valuable than gold or silver, than all the riches of the world, because God Himself paid for us with His own Son.
Stop eating from the dog bowl this world has placed before you, stop believing the lies that you are not worthy, that you have no value.
You are worth the world! Have a great day 🙂