….worth far more than diamonds. (Proverbs 31:10 MSG)
The definition of worth is: “the level at which someone or something deserves to be valued or rated.”
Our culture is insistent that we find our ‘worth’ in various ways. Where do you find your worth?
Do you find worth in your education? Perhaps you have a degree or two from a prominent university, framed and boldly centered on your office wall. Do you find your worth in your job? Maybe you’ve climbed the ladder and have worked REALLY hard to earn the position you possess today. Do you find your worth in a growing platform? Maybe you have double the number of fans on Facebook or Twitter as your competitors. Do you find your worth in your family? I’ll bet you are pretty proud of the hard-working husband and beautiful children you call your own. What about a car? A boat? Your hair? Your home? Your passion? Your talent? Your ministry? (Ouch)
Now, what if the very thing in which you found your worth was stripped away. Would you still be worthy?
What if you have none of these things? Does that make you worth less?
1 Peter 1: 3-7 says this: God has something stored up for you in heaven, where it will never decay or be ruined or disappear. You have faith in God, whose power will protect you until the last day. Then he will save you, just as he has always planned to do. On that day you will be glad, even if you have to go through many hard trials for a while. Your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns. (CEV)
Worth has nothing to do with anything you can possess or obtain in the physical sense. Nothing you can buy, earn or create on this earth will increase your worth. The value you feel in any of the things I mentioned above, or anything else other than God Himself will soon fade away.
It is only when you put your hope and faith in God, without reservation, without holding back, that your worth is far greater than diamond or rubies, my friend.
Don’t settle for anything less.
Father God, thank You SO much for the hope that comes from the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus, and His truly miraculous resurrection. We are so sorry for placing our value in anything other than the faith and hope we have in You, God. Please forgive us. Thank You for the reminder than without You, we truly are nothing; and in contrast, with You in our hearts we are YOURS and that makes us absolutely invaluable. Thank You, God. Amen.
Mandy is the founder of the ministry blog ‘We are His daughters’ and thoroughly enjoys writing and providing leadership to this ministry. Mandy is an imperfect work in progress! She loves the Lord with her whole heart and counts it her biggest privilege to serve Him in ministry however He leads. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she now resides in southern Ontario with her family. She has been married to her handsome husband Nathan for 10 years and together they have served in ministry for the entirety of their marriage. Nathan & Mandy have four beautiful children; Benjamin, Sophia; Spencer & Grayson. Mandy is passionate about singing, worship leading and music. She loves reading, writing, taking pictures, studying the bible and sipping salted caramel mocha’s at Starbucks while chatting with a friend! She strives to be tidier, more organized (yes, she is a little compulsive!), a little more Martha Stewart-esque, and a little less ‘unglued’. Most of all, she seeks to be holier and to love God through serving her family and her community.