WHAT AM I WORTH?
Do you know how much the richest person in Britain is worth? Apparently, Jim Ratcliffe (who once lived in a Council house) is worth £21 billion!
How much am I worth? A couple of hundred in the bank account? A few thousand in ‘valuables’? Is that all?
Of course not! A person’s worth is not measured by money. It is measured in terms of what they are worth to others! Do you ever think about what you are worth to others?
Do you ever think about what you might be worth to God?
Nowadays we put a price on all kinds of things but do not really understand the value of important things – health, a happy marriage and friendship – things of real worth that money cannot buy?
And what about the value of you and me? The Lord Jesus said that we ‘are of more value than many sparrows‘ (Matthew 10: 31). The Bible says that we are created ‘in the image of God’ (Genesis 1: 27): living souls, endowed with the ‘breath of life’ (Genesis 2: 7) – an existence as unending as God’s.
That is something of value! Imagine a product that cannot wear out – what price would a company charge for that? How much would I pay for it? How would I feel if I lost it?
Yet all the time you have such a product – that ‘product’ is your precious soul! A valuable possession that you could lose – to great cost: ‘what shall it profit a man , if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?‘ (Mark 8: 36).
Which brings me to this question: what value has God put on your soul?
Can you imagine someone selling all they have to buy a valuable jewel? Giving everything is what the Son of God did to save our souls: ‘He gave Himself for me‘ (Galatians 2: 20). He willingly ‘poured out His soul unto death’ (Isaiah 53: 12) ‘that He might bring us to God‘ (1 Peter 3: 18). That’s the value God places on your soul. That is what you are you worth!
The value you place on your soul is the difference between heaven and hell.
The Lord Jesus said: ‘He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life’ (John 5: 24).