The concept of present value as it pertains to financial investing can be defined as the current worth of something today based on its future calculated potential. It is essentially the price tag today, that an individual investor, business, or organization places on the asset (or stream of income) that they want to obtain in the future, or over some period of time.
I believe the concept of present value as it pertains to God’s creation (which includes his children) works very much the same. His current value of his beloved children is based on the future value he has placed on us. We have a current worth based on our creator’s irrefutable plans for us. And the possibility that all of those plans haven’t yet come to fruition does not decrease the overall value of the investment he has made in us. We are his treasured vessels, regardless of how much work the potter has left to complete in us (Isaiah 64:8). We were created with high value, “in his image” from day one (Gen. 1:27). He alone knows our exact worth.
Sometimes our perspectives can be so focused on how much “better” we can be or how much more we can do, in our desperation to earn significance. But what we see as needing to be perfected or fixed is irrelevant to God. He sees us and values us based on what he already knows about us. The good, the bad, and yes… the ugly. He knew all of this before we were ever born.
God paid the ultimate price tag for you and me, through his one and only son Jesus. This price included all that he intended to accomplish in and through each one of us. And his intentions do not fail. I love the poetic rendering of this in Isaiah 55:11: “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
We are worth every bit of what our Heavenly Father says we are… right now. Because he already knows and sees the whole picture. He knows our past, present, and future.
Lord, help us to fully trust that you alone know our worth. We were worth the ultimate price to you. Help us to continue to believe you at your word.
Scriptures to meditate on ❤️:
“GOD told me, “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a boy.’ I’ll tell you where to go and you’ll go there. I’ll tell you what to say and you’ll say it. Don’t be afraid of a soul. I’ll be right there, looking after you.” GOD ’s Decree. “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations— that’s what I had in mind for you.” But I said, “Hold it, Master GOD! Look at me. I don’t know anything. I’m only a boy!””
Jeremiah 1:5-8 MSG
“You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb. I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord! You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place, carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something. You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.”
Psalms 139:13-16 TPT
“So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Genesis 1:27 AMP