[The Glory Unveiled]
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright. ( Genesis 25:34 )
One may know the price of a thing but not it’s value. Esau priced his birthright at the cost of a lentil stew. But he didn’t exactly know the value of that birthright. He didn’t ascertain the worth of what he was carrying as a firstborn child. And because he didn’t know the value, he abused [despised] it. Dr. Myles Munroe always said that, when the value of something is not known, abuse is inevitable. Esau only knew the price of his birthright, Jacob knew the value. He knew that getting that birthright would give him the right to have what belonged to Esau naturally [by birth]. In our individual private lives, we play out these twins. The value we place on the things or people in our lives and the price or cost of getting such things or the people come into our lives are not one and the same. The cost of a thing does not always expose the true value of the thing. For a example, a very valuable ornament [which is ideally] supposed to be sold expensively could be sold at a very low price. Maybe because the seller knows the buyer or because the seller is in dire need of money. In that case, the cost will not determine the value of such an ornament or jewelry. But God has actually tagged our value to the price on us. We are valued at Christ Jesus to the glory and praise of God. So that it took the cost of Christ to pay for our sins. We must endeavor not to lose the valuable things God has for us because we mistake their price for their worth. You are worth everything. Esteem yourself.
Prayer_Bead: Heavenly Father, open my eyes to the true value of the things you have given me. Help me to appreciate all that you have given me.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.