For a few days I’ve been talking about what one will “sell out” for. Let me change the thought to what will one “hold out” for.

I saw a beautiful blonde on a talk show.. She was there because she was vowing not to date any guy who didn’t have at least a million dollars. She said she checked out the watch first, then inquired about his job, his car, etc. The host had staged a meeting with a billionaire in which he wore a cheap watch and introduced himself as a bartender. He had been given the brush off. They brought him back on stage to show the girl what a bargain she had missed. He was cold to her and the audience was quite hard on her. I thought maybe he would have had a bargain if he got her – at least, he would have had someone who knew her price. He wasn’t as open about what he was wanting. Was he better just because he didn’t name his price. I dare say he had passed up many a plain, young, poor maiden without seeing their true worth.

“Some sell out for any bid, others hold out for top dollar.” Too many, like this girl, think top dollar is money, fame, or power.  She didn’t see his true value or lack thereof.  Others, like the man, go for only what they see; they would do well to not judge value on looks.

I’m thankful for a Lord who knows the value of each person.  And what a price he paid for us – while we were yet sinners.  We didn’t look like much!  He saw value.  He paid top dollar for this diamond in the rough.  He is doing some polishing.  He is letting a little shine come through!    Matthew 5:16 “Even solet your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and. glorify your Father who is in heaven.”


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to WHAT’S YOUR PRICE (Part 5)

  1. it is amazing A) what passes as TV programming—all this reality crap…
    B) how shallow our society is—particularly these younger generations…but I certainly know my fair share of “my age” who are equally as shallow…
    and C) what we think will make us happy when actually it will be fast and fleeting…
    A wonderful lesson Oneta!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Julie. It is no wonder that so many marriages are so shallow when “dating” is so shallow. I guess that is the reason some want to live together first, but that is still a bum foundation to try to build upon. Back to the Bible – God was/is amazingly smart. “Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart.” I Samuel someplace 😀

  2. Oh, this is a profound post. As Julie says, it is a wonderful lesson. And you communicated so much Truth in such a short space! God has given you a wonderful gift for teaching His Truth.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you very much. He is blessing me in this chapter of my life, and I am so thankful to still have a place in his ministry. It seems so many young bloggers feel lost, alone, and wandering. I hope this old grandma can leave some crumbs to the cross. 😀

  3. crgallo says:

    Awesome!! So much grief in our lives stems from a disordered value system.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for your kind response. I hopped over to see your blog. Looks like one I’d like to check out more thoroughly. Thoughts about something/thoughts about nothing – sounds inviting. Thanks for commenting.

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