Thought for Today
God Knows Your True Value
“For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Cor. 6:20
A gem dealer was strolling through a gem and mineral show in Tucson, Arizona when he noticed a large bluish-colored stone the size of a potato. He looked it over and asked the vendor how much he wanted for it. The man said he was trying to get $15.00 for it, but since it wasn’t that pretty, he let it go for $10.00.
The stone has since been certified as a 1,905-carat natural star sapphire. It is larger than any stone of its kind. And, it is appraised at $2.28 million.
It took a lover of stones to recognize the sapphire’s worth. It took the Lover of Souls to recognize the true value of people like you and me. If you want to build your self-image, build it on something that will last; build it on what God thinks of you, not on what the world thinks of you.
When we understand what God thinks of us, it changes the way we see ourselves, and that starts changing our hearts to be Christ-like.
God sees us as someone created in His own image, whom sin has marred, but when cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ shines with the characteristics of a child of God. God sees us as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Cor.5:21 says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
The deepest expression of love is attention. When you give somebody your attention you’re giving them your love. In 1 John 3:1, we read “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.”
Remember today that God knows who you are, and how He sees you is more important than how anyone else in this world sees you. The world may see only a large bluish-colored stone, while God sees a sapphire so valuable He gave His only begotten Son to purchase you as His very own possession!