Have you noticed how most people equate the value of something with
the price paid for it?
Years ago, I was talking with a woman who was of the opinion that
dogs and cats shouldn’t be given away “free” because people only value
what they have paid for. She believed that paying even a modest amount
of money for an animal would ensure his/her better care.
Another time, I was told about a woman who said that she enjoyed
eating meat because she liked the idea that an animal had suffered for
When you really think about it, most forms of self-indulgence share a
similar mindset. In the opinion of the hard-hearted, whether it’s the
use of furs or showing off trophies of murdered animals, rarity and
monetary cost increases the value of the object. This worldliness
amounts to an addiction for many people, and they spread their “disease”
to others who look up to them and try to emulate their evil ways.
So it’s easy to see why dandelions, for example, because they are
common, are considered a nuisance weed. If they were rare, would they be
held in such contempt? Yet many children, who have not yet been
indoctrinated into their society’s beliefs, see such flowers as
desirable. It’s easy to see why Jesus said, "Permit the children to come
to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as
these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God
like a child shall not enter it at all." (Luke 18:15-17. Also, Matthew
19:14-15 and Mark 10:13-16)
Furthermore, 1 John 2:16-17 says:
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh
and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from
the Father, but is from the world.
17 And the world is passing away, and also its lusts;
but the one who does the will of God abides forever.
~ New American Standard Bible
Isn’t it obvious that God, the Creator of the universe, does not
share the same “value system” as the humans He created and who
rebelliously choose to follow “the ruler of the world” who is Satan