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How Much Are You Worth?

November 9, 2017


How Much Are You Worth?

Some people count their worth  in dollars.    God doesn’t figure things  that way.     In God’s eyes  we are worth suffering  and dying for  —  we are worth thousands  of years  of working history  so that all the prophecies  concerning a Savior  would come true  for us  in Jesus  —  we are worth  God’s faithful guidance  as He patiently  (day after day after day)  shows us the way  to eternal life  —  we are worth  loving  and caring for…….     God’s list  could go on.

The point is  that God values us  very highly.     Because we are worth so much  to our Lord,  He takes care of us  every day  and always has our highest good  in mind  with every little thing  that happens  in our lives.

Because we are sinful,  much of the time  our “highest good” means  that we really need an opportunity  to grow  in faith,  love,  kindness,  sharing,  perseverance,  and all sorts  of other good attributes.     That means  that our loving heavenly Father  will allow trials  in our lives,  so that we can develop  into the best we can be.

When all sorts  of troubles  come our way,  we need to see them  as opportunities  to trust  in the Lord  and grow  in faith.     Our troubles are not signs  that God is not caring  for us.     God is actually  nearer than ever,  wanting us  to lean on Him  and learn  to not be anxious  in our trials.

Jesus put the whole lesson this way  in Matthew 6:25-34,

Do not be anxious  for your life,  as to what you shall eat,  or what you shall drink;  nor for your body,  as to what you shall put on.     Is not life  more than food,  and the body  than clothing?

Look at the birds  of the air,  that they do not sow,  neither do they reap,  nor gather into barns,  and yet your heavenly Father  feeds them.     Are you not worth much more  than they?

And which  of you  by being anxious  can add a single cubit  to his life’s span?

And why are you anxious  about clothing?     Observe how the lilies  of the field grow;  they do not toil  nor do they spin,  yet I say to you  that even Solomon  in all his glory  did not clothe himself  like one  of these.

But if God  so arrays the grass  of the field,  which is alive today  and tomorrow  is thrown into the furnace,  will He not much more  do so  for you,  O men  of little faith?

Do not be anxious then,  saying,  ‘What shall we eat?’  or  ‘What shall we drink?’  or  ‘With what  shall we clothe ourselves?’     For all these things  the Gentiles eagerly seek;  for your heavenly Father knows  that you need  all these things.

But seek first  His kingdom  and His righteousness;  and all these things  shall be added  to you.     Therefore  do not be anxious  for tomorrow;  for tomorrow  will care  for itself.     Each day  has enough trouble  of its own.

We are worth  a whole lot  of love  and care,  so we can entrust  all our needs  to God’s sacrificial love  for us.     It is because  God’s love for us  has been proven  on the cross,  that we should always remember  His love  and trust it  as we go through  our trials.     God will carry us  through our anxieties.

That is why the psalmist reminds us  in Psalm 118:4  to always remember,

Oh  let those  who fear the LORD  say,
“His lovingkindness  is everlasting.”

We need  to say it  because it is the truth,  even in the midst  of our troubles.     As we realize  that His lovingkindness  truly is everlasting,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank you  for letting us know  that you are near  and will carry us  through these anxious times.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

Psalm 118:24



The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield to all who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1



How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4



Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13



Oh give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already become perfect,  but I press on  in order that

I may lay hold  of that  for which also I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12






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