They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.” (emphasis mine)
Wow! We got to talking about the paintings on our walls and their worth. Since we have works by not-so-well-known artists, most of our wall hangings are probably valued between $20 and $100, with the frame being more than half the expense. But there are pieces of art done by artists like Michelangelo or Da Vinci which are priceless.
We are just the same: our value is in our Maker. It is not what we do or say that makes us cherished. We are worthy based solely on the fact the the King of Kings, the Creative Potter put His holy Hands to us. He made us fearfully and wonderfully and that fact alone makes us priceless.
What makes us different from other works of art is that we have free will. As it is, the statue of David and Mona Lisa can’t decide for themselves to whom they will belong. They can’t disobey…and the can’t obey, either.
But we can and do both. In 2 Kings it says the people worshipped worthless idols and made themselves worthless in the process! Each of us can hop ourselves off that potter’s wheel and claim another owner of our own choosing. But doing so changes our own worth. We better choose carefully!
What do you think of that?