LGD 079: Worthless Things

Antique store with shelves of antiques, suitcases, and a tricycle

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Last year, I wandered into an antique store in Texas with some friends. Over the years, I have acquired a few pieces from this place.

Antique store with shelves of antiques, suitcases, and a tricycle
Photo by Dave Anthold (2019) – McKinney, Texas

Antique stores are great places to see what people think is valuable. You have to have the right style to use some of these pieces. I love the vintage feel of the items, but often wonder how they would fit into my life.

Some people see these pieces as vintage, and others see them as worthless. Worth is often trapped in the person beholding the item or person.

The psalmist says,

“Keep me from looking at worthless things. Let me live by your word.”

Psalms 119:37

The author encourages us to focus our thoughts and actions on the things that align with God’s Word. Our focus blurs when we let things detract from God’s intention.

We may look at something and deem it worthless. Our world is crumbling because people have applied this thought to other human beings that were created by God.

Each of us is precious to our Heavenly Father. He formed us in our mother’s womb, and are on the earth to serve a particular purpose.

We are not worthless. Christ paid the ultimate price on the cross for us, and that has no measurable value.

We are valued beyond measure.

Today, let the words of the psalmist sink into your hearts, and remind you of your worth in Christ.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for reminding me of my worth. Thank you for sending your Son to die on the cross for my sins. Help me to meet the needs of someone today. Amen!

I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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