For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
1 Peter 1:18,19
A Sense of Worth
“You like me! Right now, you like me!” gasped Sally Fields at the Oscars in 1985. She longed to know she was worth something. You and I long for the same, a sense of worth.
But as we see our selfish behavior, our broken relationships, our failed goals and dreams, how do we often feel? Perhaps worthless, or worth little?
God says, “you were redeemed . . . with the precious blood of Christ.” How much does God think you’re worth? God thinks you’re worth the blood of Jesus!
Think about it. Something’s value is always determined by what someone is willing to pay for it. Take, for example, a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. Though it’s really just a piece of cardboard, in July 2000, it became worth a million dollars! Why? Because that’s what someone paid for it.
So, what did God pay for you? He paid the blood of Jesus for you. Proving what? Proving that God thinks you’re priceless! Proving that God likes you! Yes, right now! And that he’ll keep on liking you, forever!
Lord Jesus, I marvel that you were willing to pay the price for my sins, even though it cost you your precious blood. Thank you. Amen.
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