Thursday, August 25, 2005

True Value

Beach thoughts 4


Walking along the beach, the wonders of God’s creation present themselves and bring to mind many teachings of God’s Word .The sea gulls overhead remind me of a passage where Jesus teaches us God’s care for us, and the value He sees in us. ”Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not of greater value than they? God loved us enough to send his son to die for our sins, does this not obligate us to search the scriptures and see wherein true value and worth lie and align ourselves properly to that which it demands? The scripture teaches that fallen men see worth much differently than God. Since we are not home yet we also need to heed the warnings of the Bible. We all inappropriately value, heritage, degrees, intellect, money, fame, knowledge, possessions. All good if kept in proper perspective. How often do these not go to our heads and improperly influence our view of others and ourselves. Paul writes, ‘For ye see your calling brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, But GOD hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are; That no flesh should glory in his presence. May I share the thought that our real worth or value is not measured by our achievements done in the flesh but our true value lies in how much we empty ourselves of self consideration and fill ourselves with the desire to serve Christ by selflessly serving others. It is said of Jesus ‘HE emptied himself and assumed the form of a servant.

In Christ,

Shawn.

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