The following is an adaptation from Ps. Peter Brunton’s teaching entitled “The Woman Caught in Adultery

There are many decisions we make on a daily basis. They can be small decisions about what way to take to work or decisions that may change the course of your life. Many of these decisions can and often are rooted in one thing; our inherent value. What we believe about our inherent value dictates what we believe we deserve in life.

We begin to form beliefs about our inherent value at a young age. What our parents told us, how they treated us; how others treated us at that age…they all tell us what we are worth. That idea of what we are worth will work its way into what careers we will take on, who we pursue romantically, how we take care of ourselves. What we believe about our inherent value shapes who we are. If we don’t believe we are worth much, we will act accordingly.

The only place where we can find what we are actually worth is in the presence of God. The Father who knew us from the beginning, before we were conceived. He tells us we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that He was willing to offer the only sacrifice that would keep us safe and with Him. That Jesus would come down and give His life so that we could live tells us all that we need to know about what we are worth, and that we are loved beyond our wildest dreams.

Maybe your father didn’t instill in you the truth that you are special. Your mother might have regarded you purely as an accident. That’s false. You are worth so much more than you know. This week, if you don’t know your inherent value, reach out to the Father who knows you best and who loves you more than you can imagine.

Northwest Gold is a series of grab-and-go samplings from the best Northwest teachings. To read more on this topic, check out the full teaching "The Woman Caught in Adultery.”

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