Do you think of other people as valuable?
How valuable? Would you consider them priceless?
Just imagine, what if you could say you held in your hand a small item, a one-of-a-kind, totally unique, and personally made by God Himself? How would you treat it?
Would you hold it carefully, caress it, watch over it?
Would you toss it in the trash, make fun of it, or abuse it?
Are we not unique? Are we not “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God? Are we not valuable beyond compare? Did God not offer His own Son as a ransom for our souls?
For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb. – 1 Peter 1:18-19 CSB
Then why do we treat each other the way we do?
We should treat each other as priceless because we are!
4 responses to “How Do You Treat Something Priceless?”
What a great post! We are so prone to taking other people for granted, and failing to really appreciate them.
Oh how often we forget that people are precious! Humans are unique among creation.
Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:
Anthony has had many good thoughts lately (I think he has been listening a little better to God!), hence my sharing more of his thoughts.l
I like this one for a couple reasons: 1) This is the reason Christians should NOT be racists, and 2) we can disagree with people, but this is the reason we should not hate them, seek revenge against them, nor insult them – at least not maliciously and/or consciously.
By this last statement I mean that by simply presenting the Gospel we can insult people (see 1 Corinthians 1:20-25). Sometimes the truth hurts, and people will feel insulted, offended by the truth. It is also possible that something we say will offend someone due to their own past or misconceptions that cloud their understanding. (I know it has happened to me too many times to count, both ways.)