Sunday, August 24, 2008

What You Are Worth (An Economists Perspective)

Economists will tell you that something is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. If a person walks into Starbucks and purchases a high cost specialty drink but gripes about being ripped off we would simply say, "Nobody was twisting your arm to buy it." If there wasn't any confusion over the price they must have believed the specialty drink was worth it. But, it seems like many Christians believe that we are not worthy or "worth it".

Like the economist says, "We are worth what somebody is willing to pay." We did not determine our own worth, but, when Jesus died upon the cross the Father determined our value and worth. The Father was saying that we are worth the sacrifice of his only son. What is more is that He does not have buyer's remorse. We may not be able to fathom the sentiment that produces such grace . . . and that is exactly what makes it so scandalous. We do not merit such grace and that makes us believe that we are not worth it; but, if you come to a place of stillness with the Father you will hear the voice of God calling you His beloved.

The truth is that we are His beloved and also that we did nothing to merit that title. It is by grace alone that we heard the call of eternity and inherited such a position. Remember, we did not determine our value, the Father did, and there is no higher price He could have paid.

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