If we are honest with ourselves, we walk around with shoulders straight and heads lifted when we think we have a certain degree of material acquisition – we have money in the bank, a nice house and car (or two or three), children in expensive schools, nice clothes and accessories (and lots of them), etc. In the absence of these, we walk around with shoulders slumped and feel less than those who have these things.
My dear brethren, how can we define out lives by these temporal things? How can the value of your person be tied into the value of your material possessions or academic qualifications? Our heavenly Father thought we were of immense value when He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die on the shameful cross for us. He placed that much value on us and bought us at a great cost – the blood of His Son. We are of great value in the sight of God with or without material possessions. Read more →