May 19 – What Does the Bible Say About Your Worth?

Read Psalm 139:1-24

“You are a treasure!

Worth more than anything under the sun or the moon,

God’s greatest treasure

Is the treasure of you.”

We wrote out these lyrics from a Steven Curtis Chapman song and gave it to our oldest daughter when she graduated from high school. She is a treasure – worth more than anything under the sun or the moon! She is a gift from God, like all children.

Psalm 139 is the most interesting and uplifting literature I have ever read. Some of the Psalm’s messages are that God knows me (“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me”, v.1) and He knows my ways and my words before I speak them (“You are familiar with all my ways, before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord” (v. 3b and 4).

He put me together in my mother’s womb and ordained the span of my life before I was born. (“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb”, v. 13).

 Also – “You might have a mom, she might be the bomb. But ain’t nobody got a mom like mine.” (Kelly Trainor). Our five granddaughters are going to sing that song on Mothers’ Day to their mothers.

God saw my unborn body in my mother’s womb “When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (15b, 16).

He knows my anxious thoughts. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” (v.23).

He helps me live a life that brings honor to Him and points out anything in me that offends Him. “See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting”. (v.24)

God loves me. He has a plan for me. My life has worth! So does yours. Big time.

He has a plan for you. If you are not sure about what that plan is, then determine what your spiritual gifts are (1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12). Use them daily.

Life has worth. Use it for good.

“Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”

John Wooden

You are a treasure! Have you asked God to show you how to use your spiritual gifts?

Tom Weckesser

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