1 Cor. 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own, for you are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
A few years ago, there was a fascinating article in Bloomberg about how the prices of some paintings are falling rapidly. As I read the article I wondered just how much paintings actually go for.
The most expensive painting according to Wikipedia was sold for over $300 million dollars. It’s called “Interchange” by Willem de Kooning. I thought — “wow that’s a lot of money.” Then there was another painting called “Number 17A” by Jackson Pollock that was sold for over $200 million dollars!
As I perused Pollock’s collection, (I’m no art connoisseur) the paintings looked like a bunch of house painters’ drop cloths that were hung on the wall. Honestly, to me they just looked like a mess — yet people have paid millions of dollars for these works!
That got me to thinking — what is a human life worth? To some uninformed or cynical eyes, human beings are just a mess of “useless eaters” (a phrase used by Henry Kissinger to describe the elderly) … but we know that every human life is extremely valuable because God was willing to pay the highest price for it. He gave His Son for your life — declaring its value in His own precious blood!
So while you may feel, or even look like a house painter’s drop cloth, in God’s economy — the only one that matters — you are priceless, of inestimable value!
Live your life in the Father’s estimation of its value. You are a precious piece in His “collection” His valuation of you is filled with loving purpose — let it sink in — you are precious, “worth more than many sparrows”; bought and paid for by the King of Kings whose taste is impeccable!