Proper Value

A price tag usually determines the value of an item, what it’s worth. The price tag on every human being is the blood of Jesus Christ. The highest possible value.

Value people for who they are, created by God in His image, and not because of what they are in life or have become or for what their monetary worth represents.
God sees the astronaut, the scientist and the beggar on the sidewalk as having the exact same value. Just because of their disposition in life, they are not valued less or differently by God, yet as our fellow humans, we have a tendency to ‘devalue’ those not on par with what we have.

Luke 16:15 NKJV
‘And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.’

We ought to value the gifts and talents of others and celebrate their uniqueness, thereby honoring God and bringing glory to Him by employing and sharing our unique gifting
One way of making someone feel valuable is by being ‘genuinely’ interested in them as an individual and listening to them. There is a fine line between ‘interest’ and flattery.

Luke 12:7 NLV
‘God knows how many hairs you have on your head. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many small birds.’

Luke 12 24 NLV
‘Look at the birds. They do not plant seeds. They do not gather grain. They have no grain buildings for keeping grain. Yet God feeds them. Are you not worth more than the birds?’

Each and every human being is important and valuable to God. Never forget your worth.

Stay blessed in Christ

Pr. Paddick

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
New Life Version (NLV)  Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International
© Paddick Van Zyl  LDMI

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