29 April 2013

Devotional Monday: Worth More than Gold.

Today I want to talk to you about worth, simply because it has been on my heart and mind all week. Our self worth is something that can sometimes easily be shot, especially when someone or something makes us think that we are not worth it. However, the truth is, those are all lies that the world is putting inside our head because sisters, you and I are always worth it to God. He will never walk away and say, "oh I tried, but she wasn't worth it". He will always be right beside us letting us know that no matter what we do, we are always worth it to him, no matter the cost. 1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 3:4 both talk about worth, 1 Peter 1:7 tells us that are faith is of greater worth than gold. In God's eyes we are worth more than gold, we are precious in his sight. Nothing and no-one can take that away from us, his love is unchanging--just as I mentioned last week when we were talking about singleness.  Once we get to chapter 3 of 1 Peter verse 3:4 tells us that God sees great worth in "the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

The commentary on this verse says--"More especially, the finest ornament of Christian women is a meek and quiet spirit, a tractable easy temper of mind, void of passion, pride, and immoderate anger, discovering itself in a quiet obliging behavior towards their husbands and families"- Matthew Henry's Commentary

So sisters, remember as you go throughout this week that you are worth so much more than the world says we are, don't listen to the lies that it tells you. Cause sisters you ARE worth more than Gold, just as 1 Peter 1:7 tells us.  Don't let anyone tell you anything different, don't lose sight of your worth in the world, find your worth in the one who created you. Rest in that as you go throughout the rest of your week and be encouraged by his word.

"These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed"---1 Peter 1:7 (NIV)
"Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight"-- 1 Peter 3:4 (NIV)

My photo, taken in South Africa.
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