The Christian’s Self-Worth

In October of last year, we posted a blog about the Christian’s self-image and the “identity crisis.” This song by the Gettys relates to that topic, but it specifically addresses the issue of self-worth and value. Even as Christians, we struggle with our sense of worth constantly. And this may be because our value before others does not have the correct definition. This song is a call and a reminder to find our worth in our position and relationship with Christ. Placing our value in temporal things will not help us, but placing our value in Christ will keep us thinking correctly about our sense of worth before God.

I’ve underlined some lines that personally stuck out to me. But all the lyrics have rich truth to them.


My Worth Is Not in What I Own by Getty Music (Emphasis Mine)

My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone
But in the costly wounds of love
At the cross

My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose, in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed
At the cross

I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure,
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

As summer flowers we fade and die
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by
But life eternal calls to us
At the cross (Refrain)

I will not boast in wealth or might
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light
But I will boast in knowing Christ
At the cross (Refrain)

Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed – my ransom paid
At the cross

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