Missing the value

While discussing the Clampett’s fancy chandelier that hung in the entrance room, Mr. Drysdale told Jed,

It was designed and made for Louis XV, hung in the hall of mirrors at Versailles, Napoleon Bonaparte planned campaigns by the light of that chandelier. Talleyrand, Disraeli, Bismark, Wilson …

To which Jed interrupted,

Mr. Drysdale, we’re just plain folk. We don’t mind a few things being second-hand.

The above interaction was meant to be funny, but the sad truth is many people underestimate the value of things when they fail to understand its history. Take the human soul for example.

The human soul is life. A distinguishing breath given to a lump of clay. Made in the image of God – both male and female. A living soul from something that was lifeless (Genesis 1:27; 2:4, 7, 21-23).

And yet we fail to understand the value of our soul and the soul of others because we fail to know about and believe the story that tells of its creator.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Matthew 10:30 NKJV)