This week you'll explore the parable of the lost coin as you see that God values you even when they don't feel valuable.
After watching the video, take a few minutes to read tonight's scriptures.
Think about it
A VALUE ADJUSTMENT
So what about you? How is this parable challenging you today? How do you need to adjust your understanding of what’s valuable? How do you need to change your behavior to better value others?
DO YOU NEED TO LET GOD FIND YOU?
Just like the woman in today’s story, God is relentlessly chasing after us when we wander away from Jesus. If you’ve never gotten to know Jesus or you’ve wandered away from Him, maybe today’s the day you decide you’d like to be found again.
If that’s you, maybe your next step today can be to tell God what you’re turning away from so you can follow Jesus more fully.
DO YOU EVER FEEL WORTHLESS?
Do you question your worth? Do you think you’ve been calculating your value based on the wrong things? Did you really need to hear how much God values you today? If so, maybe your next step today can be to ask God and the people you trust to help you see your value through Jesus’ eyes.
DO YOU TREAT OTHERS LIKE THEY’RE WORTHLESS?
Remember, Jesus told this story to the Pharisees specifically. Although this story does show us how much you and I are valued by God, Jesus had a bigger purpose: to convict us when we’re treated others with less value than they deserve.
So who have you been viewing or treating as though they’re less valuable than they really are? Who do you dislike? Who have you been judging? Who have you been overlooking? Who have you labeled as a “sinner”?
If you can name someone you’ve been devaluing, maybe your next step today can be to do something that shows them (and you) that they truly are valuable.
You haven’t done anything to earn God’s love, but you are loved. Now let that love change you so deeply that you begin to value others like God values you. Like that woman and her lost coin, Jesus values you (and everyone else) so much more than you know.
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