What's So Great About Gold?

Thursday, May 01, 2014 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I googled “Gold” and skimmed what looks to be a short but informative article from a seemingly reputable site.

Turns out gold is shiny, a beautiful color (the symbol for gold, Au, is from the Latin for “glowing dawn”), incredibly malleable, conducts heat and electricity, resists corrosion and oxidation, is scarce and difficult to extract from the earth.

It’s amazing stuff alright.

How is it that God says we’re worth more?

Well…people are beautiful colors. We’re malleable and resistant. We do corrode and oxidize, but it takes a lot to get there. We do conduct heat and electricity. On the other hand we are not shiny and not at all scarce. Are we difficult to extract from earth? I’m not sure I want to know about that one.

Gold is more desirable and valuable than the vast majority of things on earth. It has been wealth itself for millenia.

But each person, every single one of the billions and billions of human beings that have existed, is worth exponentially more than that. God should know. He made us both.

We are wealth to God. WE ARE HIS WEALTH. We always have been and we always will be.

Unlike gold, we can choose to believe in our worth, in our value, in our desirability—or not.

Like gold, it’s not our opinion that matters. What we believe about ourselves doesn’t change the fact of who we are. The Creator decides what is of value, and of how much.

Jesus didn’t die to purchase all the gold in the world. He died to purchase you, and me.

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