Do you know what things are reallyÂ worth? Houses, cars, and otherÂ material things all have price tagsÂ that may not match the real value of thoseÂ objects, nor do they represent their futureÂ value. The Bible gives Godâ€™s principlesÂ for valuing things correctly and gives theÂ consequences for those who do not followÂ them.
Look at these principles and ask yourselfÂ if you are making good choices based onÂ Godâ€™s value system.
- Donâ€™t put value on things based onlyÂ on the present. We must consider the valueÂ of things in light of eternity. What seemsÂ important today fades into insignificanceÂ when compared to that which is eternal.Â A car or a house is of no use when deathÂ comes. At death, Godâ€™s salvation is theÂ most valuable possession because it guaranteesÂ entry into Heaven.
- Our souls are our most valuable possession,Â and embody our minds, emotionsÂ and consciousness. The Bible tells ofÂ people who died but their souls continuedÂ to exist in either a state of life and bliss, orÂ a state of suffering and remorse. The LordÂ Jesus asked, â€œFor what will it profit a manÂ if he gains the whole world, and loses his ownÂ soul? Or what will a man give in exchangeÂ for his soul?â€ (Mark 8:36, 37). The answerÂ is clear – there is no profit for people whoÂ lose their soul because the world in itsÂ entirety would be of no value to themÂ when they die.
- Our works and good deeds are ofÂ little value because they make no contributionÂ to our eternal destiny. Paul wroteÂ â€œFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift ofÂ God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lordâ€Â (Romans 6:23). Our best efforts can onlyÂ earn death. However, we can possess theÂ gift of eternal life if we accept, by faith, theÂ Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour.
- The value God places on the redemptiveÂ work of the Lord Jesus Christ isÂ beyond our comprehension. Peter wroteÂ â€œKnowing that you were not redeemed withÂ corruptible things, like silver or gold… butÂ with the precious blood of Christ, as of aÂ lamb without blemish and without spotâ€Â (1 Peter 1:18-19). This universe does notÂ have enough gold and silver to redeem aÂ single person, but the sacrifice of the LordÂ Jesus Christ at Calvary is so highly valuedÂ by God, it provides redemption for everyÂ person who trusts Him.
As you finish reading this article, testÂ your investment strategy. Do you valueÂ your soul more than your possessions? IsÂ your eternal destiny more important thanÂ the present? Do you value the Lord JesusÂ Christ, and are you resting on Him forÂ your redemption?
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