Our society teaches us a lot about worth. I looked up that word online and found this definition: .
the value equivalent to that of someone or something under consideration; the level at which someone or something deserves to be valued or rated.
Get that? The level at which someone or something deserves to be valued.
In America, we’ve tied that up in all kinds of measures: wealth, looks, age, address, forgetting that each of us is created in the image of God, one who is supremely worthy and who made us worthy through the shedding of His blood. All we have to do is accept Him.
These thoughts started swirling through my mind as I read Revelation chapter 5 when John sees the Lamb — Jesus in heaven.
Over and over those in heaven cry out that He is Worthy. Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.
I think all too often that we as Christians worry about our own worth, rather than focusing on the worthiness of Christ. People strive so hard to get ahead that they’ll climb over people along the way. Today, I encourage us to fix our eyes on the One who is Worthy and let Him define our value. After all, He found us valuable enough to die for our sins and conquer death in the process.
Praise be to the Lamb who is worthy.