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Your True Worth


Have you ever looked up the value of a car on Kelly Blue Book? It’s a website that tells you how much your car is worth. The condition of the car, the year, the mileage and type of car all are used to come up with a number for you. 


It’s easy to find out how much a car is worth. Have you ever thought about how much you are worth?


We wouldn’t think of a dollar amount here, but we still place a value on our lives.


We think less of ourselves when we face disapproval from others. Our worth seems to drop when we don’t live up to our own standards. How valuable am I if I can’t even please myself? We get disappointed and soon believe we are a disappointment.  


How good we feel so often rests in how we see ourselves or how other people see us.  


I love this question raised by a pastor friend of mine: Why would you sell yourself for cheap?


You are worth so much more than any perception you have about yourself, let alone others. How do I know this is true?


19 You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is in you. You have received the Holy Spirit from God. So you do not belong to yourselves, 20 because you were bought by God for a price. So honor God with your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6, NCV)


What was the price?


18 You know that in the past you were living in a worthless way, a way passed down from the people who lived before you. But you were saved from that useless life. You were bought, not with something that ruins like gold or silver, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, who was like a pure and perfect lamb. (1 Peter 1, NCV)


Jesus paid the price with His life.


How much are you worth? Jesus thought you were so valuable that He was willing to give everything He had.  


5 In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.  6 Christ himself was like God in everything.  But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit.  7 But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing.  He was born as a man and became like a servant.  8 And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross. (Philippians 2, NCV)


This comes back around to our identity. How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as important enough for someone to give everything they have?  


Well, you are! Jesus knows you are here in this life to know Him and be changed by Him, so that you can go forth and love as He loves!


Don’t let yourself, or others, convince you that you don’t matter or you are not worth anything. Nothing is further from the truth.


Jesus paid the price because He knows your true worth!


Blessings,

Pastor Matt


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