The human body is worth about $5.00. It's composed of inexpensive
things like oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen.
Your soul, on the other hand, is valued far above the
components of your physical body. Jesus asks, "For what
will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits
his soul" (Matt. 16:26)? Thus, your soul is of greater value
than your body.
Jesus Left Heaven to Save You
It's ironic that Jesus left heaven so you could go to heaven.
He gave up (for a period of time) the very thing you are
striving to obtain. "Although He existed in the form of
God," he didn't "regard equality with God a thing to be
grasped, but emptied Himself" (Phil. 2:6-7).
When you calculate your value, you must consider that
Jesus left heaven to save you. What do you think that's
Jesus Lived as a Bond-Servant to Save You
After Jesus left heaven, He took "the form of a bond-servant"
(Phil. 2:7). Jesus didn't come to earth to live as a king
served by other people. He came to earth to serve (Rom.
15:3), living as a slave to save you.
If you could pay someone to leave heaven and live as a
slave, what would it cost?
Jesus Died on the Cross to Save You
After Jesus walked upon the earth and preached the gospel,
He humbled Himself and died upon the cross (Phil. 2:8).
He "bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might
die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds
you were healed" (1 Pet. 2:24).
In Hebrews, we learn how difficult this was for Jesus
-- "In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers
and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One
able to save Him from death" (Heb. 5:7).
What value should we place on a soul, saved from hell
by the death of God's Son?
You Are Worth More Than Silver and Gold
It's hard to put a dollar amount on a Christian's worth,
since we're worth more than anything upon the earth. Peter
tells us "you were not redeemed with perishable things like
silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from
your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb
unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ" (1 Pet. 1:18-19).
You can't put a dollar amount on your worth, since you
can't express it in physical terms.
How Much Are You Worth?
You are worth so much, Jesus left heaven to save you. He
preached the gospel while enduring trials and persecutions.
Then He died on the cross, bearing your sins in His own
How much are you worth? Perhaps we can summarize it and
say, "You are worth the blood of Jesus Christ!"