What one particular person values may not mean much to another person. Antique stores crack me up because to some it’s junk or trash, but to others it’s treasure. There’s a strong business of taking in old furniture and what could appear to be junk and re-selling it to a different generation. I might value something differently that a friend or co-worker. I see this in the housing market where appraisers don’t value the home as much as the buyer who wants to buy. Or the listing agent might feel like the property is worth one price and the buyers agent has a significantly different opinion of value.
Jesus speaks about value and he frustrated some of the people listening. Check this out…13 “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” 14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly values among men is detestable in God’s sight.” (Luke 16:13-15 NIV)
I must admit that I like it when I have a fair amount of money in my pocket or in my bank account. I don’t feel as stressed and worried. I do believe that having lots of money can distort my view of God and my need for Him. I heard a guy say that “money can’t buy happiness, but is sure makes life more fun”. Money can’t buy happiness, health, true friendship and a whole host of other things. I want my life to be made up of the characteristics that God values. I want eternal values of love, joy, peace patience, kindness, etc… to be the measure I use in my success measurement.Pressing On! Dwayne