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More Precious Than Silver, More Costly Than Gold.


Introduction:


Dear beloved in Christ,

Today, I invite you to ponder a simple and profound truth: Our Lord is more precious than silver, more costly than gold. This concept might seem abstract in a world that often measures worth in dollars and cents. Yet, as we delve into God's Word, we see a clear portrait of a value that far surpasses any earthly treasure.

The psalmist writes in Psalm 19:10, "They are more precious than gold than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb." Here, the Word of God is likened to the most valuable elements known to man yet declared even greater worth. Let's explore this divine worth together.


Section 1: The Intrinsic Value of God:


What makes God inherently valuable? It's His unchanging nature, boundless love, infinite grace, and unassailable holiness. Psalm 119:127 says, "Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold." This isn't just about the beauty of God's commands but a reflection of the One who gives them. His character is flawless, His wisdom unsearchable, His power incomparable. In every way, He is more precious than the finest gold.


Section 2: The Cost of Discipleship:


But understanding God's value isn't merely an intellectual exercise. It demands a response. The cost of following Christ, our Savior, is nothing less than everything we have and are. As 1 Peter 1:18-19 tells us, we were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ. The cost was immeasurable, and so was/is the value of our discipleship. It's a call to surrender, to give our all to the One who gave His all for us.


Section 3: The Riches of His Grace:


In Ephesians 2:7, we read about "the incomparable riches of his grace." Grace — unearned, undeserved favor. It's a treasure no money can buy, a wealth beyond measure. Through grace, we receive forgiveness, Salvation, and eternal life. These spiritual blessings are more valuable than any material wealth this world can offer. We find true richness in His grace, a wealth that never fades.


Section 4: Our Response to God's Value:


So, how do we respond to this extraordinary value? Do we seek Him more than we seek material wealth? Do we find our satisfaction and joy in Him? Matthew 6:21 challenges us: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Our hearts should be set on treasuring God above all else. This isn't just about what we say; it's about how we live and prioritize our time, resources, and affections.


Conclusion:


As we close, let us reflect on the surpassing worth of our Lord. He is more precious than the finest silver, more costly than the purest gold. In Him, we find a treasure that lasts for eternity. I encourage each one of you to take a moment to consider where your treasure truly lies.


Application and Prayer:


Let us pray together: "Lord, help us to see Your true value. Guide us to treasure You above all else. May our lives reflect Your worth, and may we find our greatest joy in You. Amen."


Beloved, as we step into this week, let's consciously prioritize God in our daily lives — through reading His Word, spending time in prayer, and serving others as He taught us. In doing so, we embrace the true riches found in Christ Jesus, our Lord.


*** May this sermon inspire and challenge you to discover the immeasurable value of our Lord.

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