Because You’re Worth It
“Again the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field… Again the kingdom of heaven is like a pearl of great price…which a man sells all that he has to buy.”
Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV)
So many today have a problem with self worth. We live in a nation where most of us grow up feeling inferior. We live in a competitive world where only one is accounted worthy or receives the prize or comes first. This leaves all others feeling less valuable or less accomplished. Many authors who write about damaged emotions see the connection with our lack of self esteem. Many advertisers claim that their product will improve self esteem or that you should buy it “because you’re worth it”. Many weight loss and fitness programmes are aimed at making you feel better about yourself. This is a massive industry turning over millions if not billions of pounds each year.
If only we knew the truth about ourselves we would recognise just how much we are worth to the one who knows real value — Almighty God.
The two short parables mentioned in the title, sadly, are often misunderstood being read as an encouragement to us to give all that we have for the kingdom of heaven. While there is nothing wrong with that sentiment it is not the lesson of these parables. In these stories the man who sells all to gain the prizes is God and the prize that he gives all to gain is you.
God gave all that there was to give to buy you. His very own son was the ransom that was paid to redeem you to God. Words fail, therefore, to express the value that you are to God. You are precious beyond belief to our Father in Heaven, and he continues working with us, perfecting us for his heavenly kingdom.
The world may from time to time make us feel inadequate, inferior or even worthless, but to your heavenly father you could not be more valuable.
Father in heaven, thank you for having such care for me for holding me in such esteem for the incalculable value that place on me. Help me to walk as one of such worth, as a son of God.
Study by David Stirk