Everyone is valuable

Posted: March 9, 2015 in devotionals
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When something (or someone) is important, you express it. You tell your friends and everyone you know. We put it in Facebook, take a picture and place it in Instagram, Tweet about it, and talk about it with people who we value. The question is, do we really value people as God does? It is interesting to note that Jesus valued people who are “not significant” in today’s standards.

Chief tax collector? Someone who no one wants to be associated with. Jesus spent time with Zaccheus. An adulterous woman? Jesus ministered to a Samaritan Woman who had five husbands.Jesus is seen to be with sinners. The lost. And in one occassion, look at how Jesus felt when he saw a number of people.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36

Jesus felt compassion. He saw them as (a) harassed, (b) helpless, (c) lost – sheep without a shepherd. He didn’t view them as a group he could use to milk for a business prospect, or look at them as hassle or a waste of time. He intentionally reached out to them.

The question is now thrown at us. How do we view people? Do we see every individual as a prospect for our business? Do we see every person as someone we can sell our products to? Or do we view them as a human being who needs God.

Think about it. Jesus values us. We are valuable to God. That is why we are to bring the lost to Christ. Each soul is important. We can bring people to Christ when we realize that each person has a value. If God values people, we should value them too.

Think of your family, your friends, your officemates. Think of the security guards, the house help, the janitor in your office, the teachers in your school, the maintenance guys. They are valuable to God. We should value them too.

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Comments
  1. Alden says:

    amen, we add value to them first, there are many many ways to do it 🙂

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