The Immeasurable Value of You

ValueDid you ever stop and consider your value and worth to your Creator?  Exactly how much are you worth to Him?

To answer this question, let’s examine three different ways to measure worth and value:

   Your comparative worth (that is, how much are you worth compared to other things)

   Your exchange value (that is, how much would one give in exchange for you)

   Your purchase price (that is, how much would one pay to purchase you)

Your comparative worth is described in Zechariah 2:8 (NLT), where people are identified as the LORD Almighty’s “most precious possession.”  To gain a little perspective on this declaration from God, consider the expanse of His creation.  Our planet is part of the Milky Way galaxy, which contains more than 100 billion stars and is more than 5 trillion miles across.  Scientists have discovered that the visible universe may contain approximately 100 billion similar galaxies.  Within the great expanse of these 100 billion galaxies, the value of human souls, including your own, surpasses that of anything else in the entire universe.  The Creator of all that exists declares that you are His most precious possession (Zechariah 2:8 NLT).  He declares that you are His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).  That’s a mighty strong endorsement!

Your exchange value is described in Mark 8:36-37, where Jesus asks, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?”  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the gross domestic product (the market value of the nation’s output of goods and services) was approximately $17.4 trillion last year.  And according to the Central Intelligence Agency, the gross world product (the total value of all goods and services produced within all the nations of the world) was approximately $71.8 trillion last year.  According to Jesus, if you gain all of this but forfeit your own soul, you have made a foolish exchange.  Your soul is worth far more than $71.8 trillion, or any other monetary figure one can come up with.

Your purchase price is described in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, where Paul declares that “You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price.”  Our purchase price is the One who brought all that exists into existence, Jesus Himself.  God’s purchase of us at the price of Jesus’ shed blood on the cross declares the matchless value God places on you – and on all human souls.

Such is your surpassing value and worth! 

God declares that you are His masterpiece, you are worth more than $71.8 trillion or any other monetary figure, and you are worth the purchase price of God’s Son. 

So the next time you’re tempted to devalue yourself, remember how much your Creator values you and let that define how much you value yourself.

P.S.  And just maybe, together, we can also try to remember that such is the worth and value of every human with whom we will ever lock eyes!

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