Please allow me over the next several posts to share some of the content of the speaking engagement I did. This particular event was for a women's ministry, but I believe anyone can learn about our godly worth.
Worth is defined as the value of something measured by it qualities.
In the world, we might examine the worth of a person by such qualities as the amount of money she makes, the position she holds, or the possessions she has accumulated.
In God's economy those things are not of worth and will be burned when tested. See 1 Corinthians 3:11-15. Those things that God counts as worth are those treasures stored in heaven. See Matthew 6:19-21.
How can we become women (people) of worth? Allow me to use the word, WORTH, and Titus 2 in order to get to the things that are truly of worth in the Kingdom of God.
Let's start with W. The W stands for worship.
Titus 2:3a states: "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live." NIV (The "likewise" refers to the verse before it which tells the older men to do just about the same as the women.)
Reverent means honor or respect felt or shown. Worship is defined as to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power. To regard with respect, honor, or devotion.
My husband often defines worship as worth-ship. We are to show God how much His is worth.
This verse in Titus Two doesn't say to be reverent in church. It states we are to be reverent in the way we live.
Truly everything we do should be done as worship to God - showing Him how much He is worth to us by the way we live and conduct ourselves.
Let's face it, we often "worship" people and things we shouldn't. We devote our time and attention to some TV star or gaining a sleek possession like a new boat. These things will pass away. But, the time and attention we give to honoring God with our money and putting no other person or thing before Him, will pay eternal dividends.
Having money, position, and possessions isn't wrong unless these things are what we are devoted to. We as Christians are to live in such as way that we honor God in all we do and everything we have.
Let's set our minds and hearts to making sure we show God how much He is worth to us in the way we live.