What determines value? There are two things that determine value in life:
1st. It depends on what someone is willing to pay for it. How much is your car worth? Not as much as you think it is, and probably not as much as it was a year ago. Your car is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. No more. How much is a baseball card worth? To some of you, it’s worth nothing. Some people are willing to pay $10,000 for a baseball card. How much is a piece of art worth? Whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
2nd. It depends on who owned it in the past. Sometimes something is valuable because of who used to own it. For example, would a car owned by Elvis Presley be more valuable than a car you owned? Probably. Or, would a guitar be more valuable because it was owned by John Lennon? I read about a pair of stinky, smelly, worn out basketball shoes that sold for $7,000 at an auction because they happened to be owned by someone named Michael Jordan.
Based on these two things, what’s your value? Ask yourself, ‘Who owns me?’ ‘What was paid for me?’
How much does that make YOU worth?
Now ask yourself, ‘Who do I belong to?’ The Bible says you belong to God. God exchanged His own Son for you! The Cross proves your value. Jesus didn’t die for junk. You are incredibly valuable. Nobody has ever paid a greater price than God paid for you.
You are acceptable and you are valuable!