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What is Your Worth?
Have you ever asked yourself what you are worth is in life? If you’ve never pondered on this before, now is the best time to try. Don’t miss the best things that each day brings. Don’t wait until everything will finally go as well as you please in life. Knowing and believing your worth is like a chunk of gold. It remains precious and valuable even if it is buried in mud. Likewise, knowing your worth is your shield from worthless worries day after day.

Be richly blessed and enjoy your worth like you are savoring your favorite native dish in a foreign land and quenching your thirst with cold water under the scorching heat of the sun.

What is your worth?

Going back to the creation of Adam and Eve in the Book of Genesis, you will notice that everything came to be as the Lord God Almighty spoke except Adam and Eve. The greatest drama of creation was unveiled through the written Word of God in the Holy Scripture when the Lord God formed the first man, Adam, from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Man is not an animal as what science portray. Man is a human being created in the image of God.

How did Adam come into being? As soon as the breath of God came into his nostril, Adam, opened His eyes, felt the beating of his heart, moved his hand and started to walk and talk and for the first time experienced the wonderful fellowship with his Maker. What grandest revelation before the eyes of man. The breath of God became the walking Adam. It’s the same breath that is in the system of Eve and down through all generation that follows including you and me. Now, you know why you are captivated with the varying colors in the fields – why there is a heart rending melody when the musical notes are put together in harmony – feel the soothing breeze blown from the sea – smell the fresh aroma from a garden of roses – look at the fascinating array of constellations above the skies – taste the sweet flavor of fruit trees. All of them are made exhilaratingly beautiful for the pleasure of the Maker to satisfy His beloved, He named Adam. Or it seems God wants to view the splendor of His creation through the eyes of Adam, the abode of His breath. And most likely, He created Adam in the same longing that earthly parents have for their children as the object of their unconditional love, boundless care and lavish attention. The happiness Adam must have felt in the Garden of Eden is way beyond what our human minds could ever imagine.

Man, is created to be happy as he remains under the fold of his Maker. After his fall by choosing to disobey God and live a self-centered life, another revelation for all time was unfolded. This time, it’s no longer a favor for mankind. The wrath of God against the ungodly was horribly revealed. Adam was banished from the Garden of Eden and started to groan with pain in order to survive together with Eve handed down to all generations. No one was exempted. Not even those in the castles and palaces. After the fall, man was born to suffer. Tested and proven since the beginning of time, no amount of money, fame and power can deliver anyone from the curse of sin. In fact, the more you become rich and powerful the more fearful your life becomes. Indeed, the higher you fly, the harder you fall.

It seems Satan has tremendously succeeded in his wiles to destroy man since Adam first yielded to his temptation. But Satan was mistaken. What he thought was a triumph of his devilish work to separate man from His God becomes the great threshold for man to see his true worth. God can’t just give up His masterpiece, His breath of life. God just cannot give you up. God was determined to reclaim His ownership over you and bring you back into his fellowship even if it cost Him the life of His only Begotten Son whom He loved so much (Matt. 3:17). There’s no one else who can rescue you from your body of death for all are prisoners of sin (Gal. 3:22) but Jesus Christ alone (Roman 7:25).

It is on this ground that Jesus came, the Second Adam, to save sinners (1Tim. 1:15). For God so loved you that He gave His Beloved Son to die on the cross as a propitiation of your sins so that if you believe in Him and receive Him into your heart as your Lord and Savior you will be saved and will no longer be condemned (John 3:16). The Apostle Paul said, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” (Col. 1:21-22).

What is your worth?

Dennis Jernigan defined your worth in his devotional book entitled, “A Mystery of Majesty” by saying it to himself, “. . . my sin did make me unworthy, yet God deemed me worth the life of His Son, Jesus – and Jesus felt me worth giving up the glories and riches of heaven for.”

Yes, for Christ, your life is worth dying for because you are God’s treasured possession, a part of His very being, the Breath of Life. The Apostle Paul said, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things” (Rom. 8:32).

Christ gave Him all for your own sake. How about you? Is there something else in your life not worth giving up for Christ in return of His goodness? Try giving up whatever you have for Christ’s sake. It will come back to you more satisfying and multiplied day after day. Keep it and you will lose it forever.

So after all, why worry if you know what it is you are worth? “If God is for us, who is against us” (Rom. 8:31)? “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall it be tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” Rom. 8:35-39)!

Praise the name of Jesus forevermore.