Body + Spirit
The Key To Understanding Your Worth
Today’s Scripture: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father, and even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matt. 10:29-31 NIV)
This is an astonishing statement, considering the size of the earth, and the number of insignificant birds there are. The fact of the matter is God exercises His will to achieve His purpose. He is not dealing with irrational creatures, but with rational men made in His image. Unlike birds, men have free moral agency to form conclusions and to set their wills to go their own way. We are valuable to God or He would not have given His only Son in exchange for our sins. His affections are greatly for us. God cares for His creation, so not even one sparrow goes unnoticed by Him.
In Jesus’ day the price of the sparrow sold for less than one cent. Although it was not valuable, God values it. We are much more valuable to God. He is so mindful of us that He has numbered the very hairs on our heads. Isaiah 13:12 says that we are more precious to God than the finest gold in Ophir.
The key to understanding our worth to God is seeing our value in the light of what Jesus did on Calvary for us. Because of God’s love for us, He saved us from our sins. We need not fear that He will overlook us when we have struggles in life. God promised that He would provide for us, sustain and maintain us, and keep a watch over us during periods of difficulties. Your concerns are just as important to God as they are to you.
If His eye watches the sparrow, then don’t you know that He’s watching you too? He knows where you are, he sees your hard work and your dedication. And He promised a two fold blessing for your hard work. We are valuable in God’s eyes. The scope of God’s attentive care of His creation is so great that even an insignificant sparrow cannot die without Him being aware and approving that such a thing should happen. All the treasures of the world does not compare with the value of a human soul. We all are valued gems in God’s treasure chest. Oh, how He loves us so!
Bountiful Blessings From Me to You!