All we need is one evaluation of worth in life.
READ: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
How do you determine the transfer value of a football player? Pricing a player is quite complex. Owners, clubs, and managers factor in the athlete’s age, skill level, iconic status, pitch position, and the league in which he is currently playing to arrive at a price. But that is only the quoted worth. The real value lies in what others think and are willing to pay.
How do we value ourselves? What is our true worth? For most of us, our sense of self-worth comes mainly through how others think of us—our parents, spouse, children, siblings, friends, neighbors, colleagues, superiors, and even subordinates. Their opinions matter, regardless of how much we may pretend that we can do without them.
If the estimation of imperfect human beings can so deeply affect us, how much more the assessment of someone who has a perfect knowledge of us, someone to whom all mankind is ultimately accountable! Have we ever considered how much God the righteous Judge values us? Despite our sins and imperfection, Titus 2:14 declares that He “gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.”
To all who acknowledge Him, He gives them the valuation that really counts—the right to become the children of God.
Which years recorded less than 150 total goals during the entire World Cup season? What is the total goals scored in the World Cup games prior to 2010?