A person’s Will usually reflects what they value as most important.

In 2007, hotel owner and businesswoman Leona Helmsley died with an estate worth an estimated $4 billion.

Much of that money went to a charitable trust; however, she also left a $12 million trust fund for her dog, Trouble.

She left two of her grandchildren $5 million each (contingent on their regular visits to her husband’s grave) and left her other two grandchildren nothing.

Hebrews 9:14-17 says:

“Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. That is why He is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant. Now when someone leaves a will, it is necessary to prove that the person who made it is dead. The will goes into effect only after the person’s death. While the person who made it is still alive, the will cannot be put into effect.”

Through Christ’s death on the cross, we have received an eternal inheritance.

Since we are in His will, it shows our great value to the Lord.

Isaiah 43:4 says this about our value to Him:

“Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you.”

Christ proved His love and value for us by dying in our place so He could enact His will, then we could receive our inheritance through Him.

This brought Him great joy as Hebrews 12:2 says:

“Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame.”

A little boy and his dad built a magnificent model sailboat together.

They went down to a lake to sail it, but soon after they put it in the water, a blustery wind blew in and they lost sight of it.

The boy was devastated.

Each day he went back to the lake hoping the boat had washed up, but he never found it. One day he saw his boat in the window of a toy shop with a big price tag on it.

He ran inside and said, “Hey, that’s my boat! I built that boat with my dad.”

The shop owner said, “That’s not your boat; I bought it from a fisherman who brought it in. It’s now my boat. If you want it, you’ll have to pay for it.”

So, the boy worked every Saturday mowing lawns and doing chores, until he’d finally made enough money and went to buy the boat.

As he walked out of the store hugging the boat, he said, “You are twice mine. For I created you and now I’ve purchased you.”

He paid for our redemption through the blood of His beloved Son.

Does that give us a hint of how deeply He loves and values us?

God created us and He purchased us—we are twice His.

Let this truth sink in, we are truly valuable to Him!


Pastor Ken Keeler, Director of Church Ministries