Did you know, in recent news, a jersey worn by Boston Celtics Bill Russell in the last game of his NBA career was sold for $1,116,250 in an auction of memorabilia?
Now, that’s a huge amount of money!
You see, you can get a brand new Bill Russell jersey, even a better, fresher, and more beautiful jersey, but you can never sell it for more than a million dollars.
What’s the difference?
Simply put, the old jersey was owned by one of the greatest NBA players, Bill Russell who won 11 NBA championships.
If the jersey was owned by some obscure, unknown NBA player, it wouldn’t sell that much.
What does this tell us?
Our worth is not determined by how good or “new” we are. We are not worthy because we are good, talented, or good-looking.
That old jersey of Bill Russell wasn’t worth millions because of how soft it is or because the materials used to create it are of high quality.
No, it was worth more than a million simply because it is owned by Bill Russell.
In the same way, we are worthy not because of who we are but because of who we belong to.
The Scripture tells us:
3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture (Psalms 100:3).
Yes, that’s right.
When you make Yahweh your God, when you accept His Son, Yahshua (Jesus) as your personal Savior, and have wholly committed your life to Him, we become one of God’s precious children.
Don’t place your value on material things.
Look to God.
For your true value comes from Him.