Written By: Rylie Zdunich
“Worth Far More than Diamonds.”
Diamonds are cherished, valuable, precious and costly. A diamond called Koh-I-Noor, part of the British crown jewels, is estimated to be 3.5 times the wealth of the world! Proverbs 31:10 says: “A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.” What makes a “good woman” worth so much?
The woman described in Proverbs 31 who is worth far more than diamonds, who is to be “admired and praised” is worth so much because she fears the Lord and knows Him. Every task pours out of her loving and caring heart, one that knows its identity, and knows where its strength comes from. A woman who is secure in her identity and knows that she is a daughter of the King of Kings acts like it! She walks out her Father’s will confidently because she knows she is valued, loved and cherished by Him.
She knows her worth and her identity are not found in accomplishing tasks, but first and foremost, in loving and being loved by her Father. If she tried to find her identity in anything but God, she would eventually face burnout, but by His strength working in her weakness, nothing is impossible!
Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness”. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9- Knowing that you have the Spirit of God living in you, giving you strength, and finding your identity by being in communication with the One who created you is the only way you will find your true worth. I think one of the biggest insults to God is doubting our worth. He has placed His Spirit in us, which is the greatest gift He could give, and we cheapen ourselves, thinking that we are worthless. He formed us exactly as He wanted, and we dare to tell Him that we’re unhappy with ourselves and how He made us. We are temples of His Spirit, and we should live like it!
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous- how well I know it.
Wouldn’t a Creator and Father know the intended purpose, worth and identity of His creation? He created us exactly as He wanted! Wouldn’t someone who is an expert know the worth of something? He knows every detail of your very being and says, if you follow Him, you are worth more than diamonds! So I encourage you today, woman of God, live like His daughter, be led by His Spirit, and never doubt that you are worth far more than diamonds!
About Rylie Zdunich:
Rylie is an avid tea-drinker, God-worshiper and lover of all dogs and cuddly animals. She recently got engaged to the love of her life, Branden, and is excited to see what God has in store for them both in the years to come!