What Is Your Worth?
"You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body." "You were bought with a price [purchased with the preciousness and paid for by Christ]; then do not yield yourselves up to become [in your own estimation] slaves to men [but consider yourselves slaves to Christ]" (1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23).
Knowing your worth allows you to fulfill the purpose God has for you and walk in complete freedom. When someone asks you the question, "What are you worth?" how do you answer? "I am not worth much after all look what was done to me or by me." Maybe all your life you have felt no one valued you or thought very much of you. But God does He gave His best for you.
To understand worth lets look at a familiar object, a pair of tennis shoes. What makes one tennis shoe worth or valued $150.00 and another $30.00? They both are made of the same materials with actual cost and labor around $15.00. The difference is not in the manufacturing, purpose of the shoe, or advertisement. The difference is in the purchaser who purchases the shoe for $150.00. The value or worth of the shoe is in the eye of the one who buys it.
So it is with you, your value or worth depends on how much God would pay for you. God valued you so much He paid the most precious price His own Son. He bought you with a price that only He could afford. You are worth all God has. It took the best that God had to purchase you. He says you are the apple of His eye, "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings" (Psalms 17:8). The next time you begin to doubt you are worth very much go put on a pair of tennis shoes, go for a walk and remember He bought you with a price.