For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die —  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8 

Spring is a season marked by new growth, warming temperatures, and the almighty garage sale. It is hard to drive through any neighborhood and not see at least one sign indicating a sale. Our family has participated in both the buying and selling activities of garage sales. There is always one constant rule when it comes to the economy of a garage sale: the value of an item is determined by what someone is willing to pay.

I learned an important lesson one year. A friend of mine was having a sale and I asked if I could add my couch. He looked at what I was selling it for, ripped up the sticker, and added fifty dollars to the price. Sure enough, someone paid full price for it. Now apply the same line of thinking to any human being. The value of a man’s life is determined by what someone is willing to pay for it.

This is the good news of the Gospel message. God showed His love for us, and He communicated our value by paying the ultimate price: the life of His Son, Jesus Christ. In a world that values a man’s life in helpful and hurtful ways, remember that God definitively set the value of a man.

DO THIS TODAY: Memorize Romans 5:8.