“For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, as it is written, ‘Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.’” (1 Corinthians 26-31) How much are we worth? According to Reuters, depending on market conditions, a broker can sell a donated human body for $3,000 to $10,000. However, socratic.org reports that the elements of which we are made have a value of less than $600. Huh. I guess seeking merit is based on the eye of the beholder. And that brings us to the question we can ask from today’s scripture: Whose frame of reference means more to us ‐ the world’s or the Lord’s? To answer that, we’ll just take a quick stroll through biblical history.
January 3, 2024
Determining Real Value