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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How much are you worth?



In "Other" Words

This week's quote is:

"The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love."
~Henry Scougal ~

(The Life of God in the Soul of Man ), quoted by John Piper in The Pleasures of God



I was awed this week to find out I am worth over $45,000,000. Yup - me!

If our bodies were taken apart, the average human body would be worth a bundle based on cost estimates from insurance companies and hospitals. These prices were found in an August 2003 blurb by the Indiana University School of Medicine if you want to check it out.( http://soundmedicine.iu.edu/archive/2003/quiz/humanWorth.html )

Bone marrow: An average person has 1,000 grams which are valued at $23,000 per gram

DNA: worth about $9.7 million

Germ-fighting antibodies: worth $7.3 million

Body parts: A lung - $116,400
A Kidney - $91,000
A Heart - $57,000
A Fertile Woman's eggs (Based on the harvest of 4 per year for 8 years) - $224,000

If all this is true and our bodies are really that valuable, just take a moment to consider how valuable our souls must be to God that He would take one perfect body - that of His Son, Jesus - and sacrifice it to pay the price for one imperfect soul that has been tainted by sin. Then multiply it by the billions of souls who have ever lived on this earth. Astronomical!

"The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love."

How great is His Love!

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6 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

This is awesome, I love how you compare it to the "body worth."

"just take a moment to consider how valuable our souls must be to God that He would take one perfect body - that of His Son, Jesus - and sacrifice it to pay the price for one imperfect soul that has been tainted by sin."

AMEN AMEN AMEN. Could not say it any better.

Karing said...

I like how you broke down the cost of the different things and brought in the thought of our soul, just what it was worth to God. Praise the Lord He sees a worth in us we often miss or overlook. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Really enjoyed this, bless you.

MiPa said...

Wow! Lovely post. Thank you for sharing.

lori said...

I absolutely LOVE reading what you write...today's was perfect...I loved it!!
thank you for blessing me today..
peace to you!
keep sharing!!
you have such wisdom:)
a true Titus 2 woman...
lori

Mrs. Pharris said...

So very creative. So very perfect. So very true.

You've pierced my heart.
Thank you so much.