• What Is Your Value?
• Do we provide any value to anyone?
• How much are we worth?
• There are so many ways to begin this subject.
• Whenever we speak of value, most of the time we are speaking of monetary
• We also understand what has value with one person may carry no value to
• Pictures of your grandmother have value to you, but not to me. That does
not dismiss her value to you and how you treasure her.
• We often place value upon things.
• How many things do you have that you would not want to let go?
• If I came into your house and started picking up things and throwing them
into the trash-can, you just might get upset with me.
• You would have every right to be upset with me because I may not see the
value in something you might treasure.
• Remember the two short parables in Matthew 13: 44-46?
• The treasure in a field and the pearl of great value.
• There was so much value that the people gave all they had to acquire these
• These were treasures to these people and the value was costly, but worth
it to them.
• Consider the value of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31.
• V.10 “Her value is far above jewels”
• What would you take to give up your child or spouse or parent?
• If offered, would you consider any amount for your loved one?
• Ten dollars, a thousand or million dollars?
• While some people in this world would take the time to consider such an
offer, most would reject such.
• Just how often do you consider the value of a friend?
• Proverbs has many verses about a true friend being so much better than
• Is there anyone who values you as a friend?
• Is there anyone you value as a friend?
• Sometimes they are one and the same and sometimes they are different.
• In the business world this is a phrase that is often applied, but using
• An employee must have value.
• One does not give someone a job unless there is a job that needs doing.
• Sure there are some people who are nice and give jobs to needy people.
• Reality suggests that most jobs are offered to people because something
needs to be done.
• In the business world, if you do not perform your task in a timely manner
and produce a value to your boss, you may not have a job long.
• In sports, an athlete is given a huge contract.
• Such contract is not to sit around and collect a paycheck, but is offered
because of the value the athlete can give to the team and the owner.
• How many times have you seen a star play negotiate a huge contract, and
then become a mediocre player? It happens a lot.
• When a player performs and helps the team to win, that player is of value
to the owner, the team, and the fans.
• The player that does not perform is a waste and most of those mentioned
above would just as soon get rid of the poor producer.
• Luke 13: 6-9
• The fig tree had no value, and thus the ground it was occupying had no
• Get rid of the thing that is not producing.
• Notice that Jesus still offers to assist that one to become valuable to
• Compare this to Hebrews 5:12
• Do you produce anything of value for God?
• Spiritually speaking, do we have value?
• What is our soul worth?
• The whole world?
• How about the death of Jesus.
• That is what God considers your soul to be worth.
• God has provided you with everything you need to be productive for Him.
• Are you taking advantage of these tools?
• Are you active for the Lord?
• Everyone must realize that just sitting on a pew and putting some dollars
in the collection plate is not producing value for God.
• What produces value for God are those who serve Him and seek to do those
things that can save souls.
• Teaching the gospel is one thing you can do.
• Everything the Lord commands us to do for one another provides a valuable
service to Him.
• When we are actively engaged with each other for encouragement, love,
comfort, sorrow, and development, we are valuable to God.
• As a Christian; are you like the star athlete who performs?
• Or the one everyone wants to get rid of?
• There are so many ways in which we can be valuable.
• Yes there are things we hold as valuable, even if it is valuable only
• In the real world, there is not much we have which most would consider
• But if we are valuable to God, none of that other stuff will matter.
By Carey Scott
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