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What am I Worth in God’s Eyes? Part IV

November 7, 2012

The answer to the riddle I posed to you at the end of the last post is that none of the answers is strictly right. But the answer is not difficult either. Any object is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

You may look at a painting and say, “That’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” but you don’t count. Only those who value it have a say in what it is worth. And the one who is willing to pay the highest amount sets the value.

To see how this works, imagine that you are at an art auction. the highlight of the auction is a painting by one of the great masters. The painting is expected to be sold for millions.

As the bidding goes on, one by one the number of bidders declines because the price exceeds what they are willing or able to pay. Toward the end there is a tense bidding war between the final two contenders.

Then it is over. Someone, the one with the most will and money, becomes the new owner. From that point on the value of the painting will be what that person paid. Of course, there will be those that will say that it was overpriced, but that will make little difference.

It may be an odd thing to say, but the painting had no say in determining its worth.     That brings us to the point- if you are Christ’s, you were bought with a price.

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.  I Cor 6:20, KJV

We know that the price that God paid for us was the death of His Son on the cross, but we might well ask ourselves, “What is my worth?” For that answer, perhaps, surprisingly, we need a little math. For those of you who are math averse, I make it easy.

Still more to come.


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