Written By: Joy Presland
There is so much that comes to mind when I think of this word. It’s kind of like the word love. I love my dog, I love my house, I love my family, I love my new watch.
And yet each “love” has a different meaning and can change by the second. Is that really love though, I ask?
We think of worth the same way. Everything has a different meaning of worth in our lives and can change moment by moment.
We even look at people and judge their worth by what they do, how much money they have, what they look like. And I ask myself the same question. Is that really worth?
When I looked up the word worth in the Bible, it did not seem very positive. It actually talked a lot of how we are not worthy.
Before everyone gets downcast, I must say that further in my reading, my soul was lifted up as I found that MY worth does not change every day, it does not go up when I have a good day and down when I mess up or have a bad day.
My worth is unshakeable and my worth is immoveable.
Since the Word is truth and never changes, so is my worth as it is not found in my behaviour but founded in the finished work of the Cross.
If we could only see ourselves in this light and believe it, our behaviour would surely follow.
Since we are talking about worth in the sense of the Proverbs 31 woman, “worth more than diamonds” I felt this would be good to share, it says it very well.
“Two young ladies arrived at a meeting wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body parts. Here is what the Chairman told them: He took a good look at them and made them sit. Then he said something that, they might never forget in their life. He asked,
1. Where do you find diamonds?
They answered “Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.”
2. Where do you find pearls?
They answered “Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.”
3. Where do you find gold?
They answered “Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.”
He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
“Your body is sacred & unique. You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.” So he added that, if you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.
First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally (legal marriage). But if you leave your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally. Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you freely. Keep your bodies deeply covered so that it invite professional miners to chase you.
~Credit: Grand Mptivational Squad.
What we believe our worth is, will come out in our behaviour in many ways.
We as women ARE created to bear His image and reflect Him in ALL things. This is definitely a journey. As we keep our eyes on Him and what He says about us, we truly will walk WORTHY of our calling. Worth more than diamonds, noble in character as is described in Proverbs 31 woman. I challenge you to read it, it’s a good chapter.