Thursday, February 11, 2010

Worth, Part 2

Psalms 37:23 says, "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives" (NLT).

We bring delight to God, so nothing we go through or do is worthless. Even if my novels go unpublished, even if readers never delight in my writing, God does. Even if no one notices whether or not you steal a hunk of an article for your college essay, God does. Even if your friends turn on you because you won't drink with them, you're bringing delight to God.

Don't believe me? Let's go back to the passage in Job from yesterday. "Then the Lord asked Satan, 'Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless - a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil'" (Job 1:8, NLT).

Sure sounds to me like God was pretty thrilled with what Job was doing. And what could be more important than thrilling God?

In the short run, sure, it'd be easy to say that having friends or being published or getting an A are more important. But don't forget the first part of the verse: God is directing your steps. If you find your worth in God instead of in these earthly things, God will direct you to exactly the place in life that he wants you in.

He will give you everything you need and more.

You're worth just that much to him.

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