Here’s an illustration that should help answer the above interesting question. Imagine that you found a ring on the sidewalk. One friend says he thinks it is worth six or seven thousand dollars. Another friend says it’s not a real diamond; it’s a cubic zirconium (fake). He thinks it is worth maybe $200.00. Then you take it to another friend who looks at it, and says that it came out of a toy dispensing machine, maybe worth $3.00.
At this point you have opinions ranging from $3.00 to $7,000.00. How do you find out the real value of the ring? You take it to an expert (appraiser), and he sets a value based on the price someone would be willing to pay for it. So if someone would be willing to pay $5,000 for the ring, then the value of the ring would be $5,000.
Now when you and I came into the world, we were born with a big question mark over our heads. The question was “What is my value, what is my worth?” Now unless you know your identity in Christ Jesus, you are always asking this question in one way or another.
We try to establish in our own minds what our value is based on what other people tell us. And we will probably get varying appraisals depending on whether we ask our mother or our employer. But there is a way we can know our true value…bring yourself before the expert. Come to God and say, “Can you tell me my value?” God will answer, “Yes, I can.” God will determine your value in the same way an appraiser determines the value of a ring. It all hinges on the price someone is willing to pay.
God could say, “You have been bought with a price, and I am the one who bought you. The price I paid for you is Jesus.”
Now isn’t that response biblical? Yes, it is! Then would it be accurate to say that to God you are of equal value to Jesus? It almost sounds blasphemous, doesn’t it? Yes, it does…but I want to assure you that our heavenly Father treasures you just as He treasures His Son Jesus because He sees His Son in your life. Colossians 1:27 reveals this secret mystery: “…which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 3:3,4 further clarifies: “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
You are now one with Him, 100% righteous in His sight. We were born unrighteous “In Adam”; we were born again righteous “In Christ”. It’s a gift from God.
LIFE LESSON: Scripture puts it this way : “For if by the trespass of one man, (Adam) death reigned through the one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17) So here is the answer to the question “What is my value, what is my worth?” In Adam-Worthless… In Christ-Priceless. Amen!
Thank you for your prayers, partnership, and financial support. They are a great encouragement to us. You’re the best…Growing in His Grace