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Removing Price tags.

July 2, 2012

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. ~Oscar Wilde

We are an educated society. We have college degrees and certifications. We have access to the internet to answer every question that crosses our minds. With our educated mindset, we research prices. We compare and finagle to get the best price and product. If we don’t already know the answer or couldn’t find it, we find someone who does.

In our research and analysis of every aspect of our lives, we only find the price of things instead of the value.

We do the same with our time. We compare the anticipated level of fun we will have before choosing who and what we invest our time in. But what is more important than investing the most precious gift we have-our time? What’s more valuable than investing our love?

Mark 8:36-37 says, “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” We must compare the significant difference between the price of something and it’s actual value. We must remember that price isn’t just what is taken from our bank accounts, but also what we give with our time and love. When we invest in things of the world the price is heavy, but if we invest in the soul the value flows into eternity.

How many of the memories that you have made did you remember only the price instead of the value?

It’s important to recognize the soul saving difference between price and value. Price is materialistic. Value is intangible.

The cost for a vacation is substantially below the value of memories created in love.

The cost of a cup of coffee with a hurting heart can’t even touch the value placed in the comfort given.

The cost of a meal can’t even touch the value of the conversation and fellowship that takes place.

I think our education has harmed us as much as it has helped us. Christ said to live this life with child like faith. I believe we need child like eyes and hearts as well.

When we look at price, we lose sight of the simplicity this life was meant to be. We see things with the eyes of a busy adult counting pennies instead of memories. Whereas if we look into the world through the lens of a child, we would see that spilled coffee on our shirt is no big deal and being able to have ice cream makes it the best day ever.

Take one look at the Cross.
The price Christ paid was His life. But the value of saving souls has absolutely no price tag.


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