April 7, 2014 by Chris French
How do you define value? Here’s how Webster’s defines value:
- Having monetary value
- Worth a good price
- having desirable or esteemed qualities
- of great use or service
Would you say that you are valuable to God? Stop for a second and go back up to the way most of the world defines value.
Do you monetary value to God? He couldn’t sell me and benefit in any way from it and I don’t bring money in to Him so that would be a resounding, “No!”
Do you have any desirable qualities? Again that’s a big negative. God has desirable qualities and anything in me that is to be looked up to is because I’ve taken on one of His traits so there’s no value for Him there.
Am I of great use or service to Him? Again, a big “No”, because thankfully He doesn’t base our value to Him on how useful we are to Him. Some people are more useful to Him than others. The Parable of the Talents teaches us that, but we are all equally valuable to Him.
So now the answer you’ve been waiting for…What DOES make us valuable to God?
I think there’s several things that make us valuable to Him, not the least of which is that we are made in His own image and that He paid an incredibly high price for us in Jesus’ sacrifice. Because of these two reasons we have intrinsic value to God, meaning that our value to Him has NOTHING to do with our purpose.
Some people will only love you because of what you can do for them. God isn’t like that! He delights in you, not because of anything you’ve done or will do, but because you are special to Him! We spend a lot of time trying to prove our worth to everyone around us, including Him. You are valuable to God, no strings attached! (Tweet This)
How does His “no strings attached” value of you change your life?