Knowing Your Value
The word “know” means, “to perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty” or “to have established or fixed in the mind or memory.” – (Dictionary.com)
The word “value” means, magnitude, merit or importance.
Therefore, this topic examines your understanding of your importance / magnitude / worth as a fact.
Pastor Rick Warren said the value of a thing depends on how much was paid for it and who owns it. Usually a thing is worth more if the owner is wealthy and renowned or if it is an antique material. I am glad to announce to you that you are worth so much because your owner, Jesus Christ, is the owner of the heavens and the earth and he is the ancient of days. This is good news; you should rejoice in it. Since He is the king of Kings and the Lord of Lords, anything or anyone He owns is of the greatest value. Therefore, I am congratulating you – because Jesus owns you, since you have accepted Him as your Lord and Savior. Your value is great. Yes, I say your value is great. Glory, Halleluiah.
Human beings fail and fall all the time, no one is exempted. Further, we go through different difficulties and challenges, with frail bodies and complex minds. Due to this nature of life struggles, we often do not think or believe that we are of any value either to ourselves, others or even our creator; but truly we are of great value.
2 Cor. 4:7 says, you and I have a treasure in our earthen vessels. God puts the treasure of knowing the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our jars of clay (body of flesh; earthen vessels) so that we give Him glory at all time because all surpassing power belongs to Him. We need to know this. Yes, you may have weaknesses, but you are valuable.
2 Peter 1:3 says God has put inside of us everything we need in life and godliness. This is profound.
“In 2013, a nearly 60-carat flawless pink diamond called the “Pink Star” was auctioned by Sotheby’s for a whopping $83.2 million. Bling cha-ching! That made it the most expensive jewel or diamond ever sold at auction. But the most precious diamond, we’re told, is the Koh-i-Noor, now part of the British Crown Jewels collection. Experts say this gem cannot be valued — it’s calculated to be approximately 3.5 times the wealth of the whole world!”
• Diamonds cannot heal, but you can heal in the name of Jesus.
• Jewels cannot create, but you can create with the wisdom of God.
• Christ bought you with a price – His blood (1 Cor. 6:20; 1 Peter 1:18-20). I believe if someone would shed his blood for you, it must be that you are valuable to him.
Psalm 139:13-15 says you were wonderfully made. You are not just a thing carelessly put together by a human being, but a person (master piece) wondrously created for the glory of God.
You are a valuable person and God has you in mind all the time. You are so valuable that Jesus did not allow you to remain dead in your sins but while you were yet a sinner He died for you. Further, He raised you up through his Spirit that you may sit with His at the right hand of His father in heaven. Oh, my God, you are indeed a value; make a note of it. You are of value so much so that Jesus is preparing a place for you now, so that where He is, you may also be.
How to further confirm that you are valuable to God? By trusting His words.
Isa. 43:4 says, “Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.” (NKJV)
We did not read in the bible that God loved diamond – a most precious stone, but we read that He loves you.
Look at what God did in order to prove our value to Him: He offered His own Son for our sake (Rom. 5:7-8)
What reveals your preciousness to the world? It is your noble character.
Prov. 31:10 says a wife of noble character is worth more than rubies / jewels / precious stones. This is not for women only, men who live a noble life also will show forth their God-given value to the world.
What is next?
Begin to value Jesus who died and rose for our sake by living for Him. 2 Cor. 5:15 says, “And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.”
Know who you should value: Christ is the only One who really values you, He is the One too should value. Remember, according to 2 Cor. 4:7, the only reason your treasure is kept in a jar of clay is so that you may continue to give glory to God, not yourself.
1. Rick Warren, “God Says You Are Valuable,” Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, May 21, 2014, accessed May 6, 2017, http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/god-says-you-are-valuable_264.
2. Darlene Sala, “You Are More Precious Than Diamonds,” Proverbs 31 Ministries, February 2, 2015, accessed May 6, 2017, http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/you-are-more-precious-than-diamonds/.