God's Currency

”6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:6-8 (NLT)
If you were given an outrageous sum of money—say something like $30 Million dollars, how would you spend it; some on friends and family, then some on yourself? Here is a question for you. How much would you spend on your enemies?
To say that Christ died for sinners means that God spent Jesus on those who were opposed to Him. Being a sinner means standing in the place of Adam and Eve, shaking our fist to God, saying “not your will, but our will be done.” That’s where we all were when Christ died for us. What incredible love, it blows your mind. We have a hard time just being nice to other Christians sometimes; how much less would we be willing to give up our very best for those who are against us. What love!
We have value not because of our accomplishments, not because of our potential, but because God has placed value upon us. What is the price of a human soul? What price has God paid? He has truly paid for us with His very own Son. There is no greater love than that.
Have you fully embraced the value God has placed on you—not because of what you’ve done, or what you may do, but because He has declared you valuable? Let me encourage you today. Give yourself fully to God and embrace the value He has placed on you.
-Pastor Dino Griffin