What do you value? What is truly valuable? Is it possible that all worth is ultimately defined by one infinite value?
As human beings we value many things in life. We consider some things to have great worth, but then there are others that we deem of little or even no significance at all. Most people value things like their families, liberties, abilities, and their own life. For many their home, job, possessions, and even thoughts would be pretty high on their value list. Depending on their nature and size; precious metals and charming gems each have their own unique value. If you have ever purchased a ring or similar item(s) of jewelry, I’m sure you understand the concept extremely well. For example, diamonds are highly valued for their rarity and because they are so difficult to make. But now here’s my question: Is there something or some being of an inherent, infinite and perfect worth? If such does exist, then what is the most valuable thing or being in the Universe?
God describes Himself as holy throughout the entire Divine revelation of truth. God is known as the “Holy One” in both the Old and New Testament texts. We observe declarations like, “I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.” (Isaiah 43:15). The Hebrew term for “holy” basically refers to being set apart and distinguished. God is holy in that He is perfectly pure and unique. God is in His own class, one of kind. Moses sang of this as he asked, “Who is like You, O LORD, among all the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Exodus 15:11). Later Hannah echoed those words as she gave thanks to her God for her son. She prayed, “No one is holy like the LORD, there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.” (1 Samuel 2:2). To the idolatrous people of Isaiah’s time came the challenge, “To whom will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?” The obvious fact: “I am God, and not a man, The Holy One in your midst.” (Hosea 11:9).
God alone is omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresent. He is the great I am, the only self-sufficient being in all realms of existence. The Lord stands alone as the sole Creator, and we humans and everything else belong to the category of His creation. One may observe that God’s holiness is the absolute sum of all His perfect attributes and character. Therefore, God’s holiness is one with His infinite worth. He is a precious ruby that cannot be produced for He is eternal, without beginning nor ending. He is the rarest treasure of them all, for there is not another like Him at all. His infinite value forces all other values to the background of meaninglessness, to the category of worthlessness. You may say all else pales in comparison, but really, there is no real comparison to be made.
Compare these two songs:
“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8).
“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by You will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11).
Now, the question for you today, is He precious to you? ”Therefore to you who believe, He is precious” (1 Peter 2:7).
For His infinite worth,