We love to visit garage sales on the weekend. We love the adventure of a treasure hunt where most everything is $1. One time we found something really cool. There was no price, so we asked about it.
The owner said, "$1".
We looked at each other and couldn't give them such a small amount--we knew it's true value.
"We'll give you $10."
The expression on the owner's face was great.
"Excuse me," he said, "that's not how it works. You're supposed to offer me a lower price."
We said, "Yes but, we know the true value and we want to give you a fair price."
We left the owner with $10 in his hand, shaking his head.
That's how it is with God. The world may tell you that you don't amount to much. That nobody wants you. That by the end of the day if nobody picks you up, you're trash.
God says something different. He knows your value. He created you. (Psalm 139:13) He counts the hairs on your head. (Luke 12:7) You are His treasure (Isaiah 62:3) and you were bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:20) A very steep one at that: the death of His only son Jesus.
When you want to add value to your life and the world tells you you're worthless. Look to God. He says you're priceless!
For R151 God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16