Psalm 62:9 LOWBORN men are but a BREATH, the HIGHBORN are but a LIE; if weighed on a balance, they are but nothing; TOGETHER THEY ARE ONLY A BREATH.
Its the end of another financial year…and the world is waiting for the new kid on the block…the newcomers or the old veterans on the front cover of FORBES magazine. With different emerging business trends….more and more people of different continents are finding themselves on the top list of the richest in the financial world. The first words you hear about a person’s material wealth are these. ‘THIS MAN IS WORTH…. But wait a minute. What do you mean…this person is worth….
We have accustomed ourselves to hear and accept this term as TRUTH. We judge a man/woman in relation to what they have/own rather than who they are. The worth of a man is weighed around…the cash in the bank or stocks, their houses or businesses, the worth of their designer goods/services, the schools/or academic qualifications, or their status in power etc. And for the one who has nothing…we weigh them on the scale of bankruptcy or debts, homelessness, uneducated and unnecessary burden to the taxpayer.
But the TRUTH be told….a man is worth only but A BREATH…in his nostrils. Be it a HIGHBORN OR LOWBORN. But beyond that…a man is worth much more. A MAN IS WORTH ETERNITY…either with God who gave Him the breath in the first place or the devil who keeps lying to him about his worth in things. These are the words of Jesus;
Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; A MAN’S LIFE DOES NOT CONSIST IN THE ABUNDANCE OF HIS POSSESSIONS.
Luke 16:9 I tell you, USE WORLDLY POSSESSIONS to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into ETERNAL DWELLINGS.
The worth of a man is NOT the things they have ATTACHED TO THEMSELVES, but rather the THINGS THEY HAVE RELEASED TO OTHERS! God values such men.
So…I leave you with this question. What is your worth?