On Value

On ValueWhat does "value" mean? An NCF student leader, Alyssa Allegretto, searched the Scriptures to find the meaning of "value" as a Christian preparing for the nursing profession. Alyssa is the president of the NCF chapter at the University of Texas at Tyler and she shared with us her findings:

VALUE (a Bible study) by Alyssa Allegretto

Here is my understanding of VALUE that grew out of my study of the Scriptures below:

View your patients with honor, no matter what their condition. Affirm their dignity through quality care. Look at their strengths and focus on their capabilities. Understand what they are going through by being  . . . Empathetic, not sympathetic!
  • Value is inherent in our design: Genesis 1:26-27 and 9:6 Psalm 139:13-16: "For you created me in my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
  • Our value is evident because Jesus died on the cross for each of us: John 3:16-17, 1 Peter 2:24 and Hebrews 9:28.
  • Value is seen as we are built together as a dwelling for the Spirit of God. Ephesians 2:22 "And in him, you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his spirit."
  • Value is identified when God calls us his treasured possession. If we obey God's covenant we will be his treasured possession:  Exodus 19:5.
  • We take the value that God has placed in our lives and he uses that to share with others the value he has for them! It is acknowledged by God that he uses an individual so that other people will come to know him: Genesis 12:2-3. This is the key to the gospel! God allows us to portray his character and love for people, no matter who they are or what they do.
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