What’s the most valuable thing you possess? When I start thinking of all the stuff I have and what is the most valuable thing I have, my mind starts with all the material things I’ve accumulated over the years.
My cars are valuable to me, but if I tried to sell them, I wouldn’t get very much for them. One has over 200,000 miles and the other is closing in on 200,000 miles. There’s some scratches, and dents, and even some rust on them. But I’ve never really concerned myself much about the outside… I’m on the inside, so who cares what the outside looks like! 🙂
My house is valuable. I’ve been told that it’s value has gone up since I bought it 5 years ago. They tell me it’s a sellers market right now and I could probably get more than I’m actually asking for it. But where would I go? Every other house has gone up in value as well?
I have some items that belonged to my parents. My dad’s pocket watch is close to my heart, but I don’t think it’s worth much to anybody else. I have a number of wood items my dad made, but here again, their value is based on my relationship with my dad.
I’m married to an awesome lady. Her and I have known each other for 38 years and have been married for 35 of them. It’ll be 36 years in August. I’ll do anything to protect our relationship. Our relationship is invaluable and incalculable to me.
I also have my children and my grandchildren. They are all such a blessing. I’m a rich man because of them.
What’s valuable to you? What do you have that stands out amongst everything else, and it’s worth can’t even be measured? Money? Reputation? Fame? Land?
Let me tell you what one man said…
“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 3:7-8
For the Apostle Paul, the one thing that had the most value to him, was knowing Jesus. He had all the rest. He lost it all. But none of gave him identity… none of it gave him satisfaction… none of it gave him peace and joy. The only thing he had of value was Jesus.
Here’s my word of encouragement for you today: Take your own personal inventory of all the things you possess and ask yourself which one has the most value and why? Then when you’re all done, compare your most valuable possession to Jesus and see if He doesn’t come out on top. He is priceless!
I thank You today for the opportunity to know Your only Son, my Savior and Lord, King Jesus. It’s in His name I pray, Amen.
Rev. Dr. MM Marxhausen