Treasuring Him

For those of you who don't know, I am completely consumed with the concept of 'worthiness' - of 'worth.'   It's fascinating to me what people will endure to get to something they consider "worth it."

--They'll fetch coffee and dry cleaning and do menial, self-abasing work in an internship for years to secure a job that's "worth it."

--They'll sit on the bench for years to play mere minutes for a team because it's "worth it."

--They'll beat their bodies into submission, get up at ungodly hours, exercise until every muscle is quaking, demonstrate extreme discipline in eating - to achieve a goal that's "worth it" to them.

All of our choices are ultimately based on what we value.  Subconsciously, we are perpetually placing things on a kind of hierarchy.   You want the shortcut to finding out what's "worthy" to you?

Look at your checkbook and your datebook.   Whatever you're spending your money on is what you value.  For example, if I spend more on clothes than I do on my house - it's because it's worth it to me to have a so-so decorated living room if it allows me to dress fashionably.  The same principle applies to your calendar.  You spend your time on what you value.  If I spend more time painting than cleaning it's because I value art more than housekeeping.

Anyway - you get it.

So here's the catch.  When people say that God is worthy.  What do they really mean?  Worthy of what?  Worthy of going to church once a month?  Worthy of trying not to cuss?  Worthy of selling everything you own and giving it to the poor?

I have quite a lot to say on this subject,  but I think I'll lead with this video.  I could watch it on repeat and shout, "Amen!" all alone in my house.


"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him..." [Philippians 3: 8-9]