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Diamonds, Strawberries, and the Ultimate Love Story

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Diamond rings. Tiffany’s earrings. Coach watches. Marilyn Monroe was right when she said that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” right? Actually, no. She wasn’t even close! “Stuff” is really important to us. Have you ever noticed how much emphasis we put on labels? A Target purse just isn’t the same as an original Louis Vuitton! Labels or “class” are extremely important in our society. And sadly, they have been for a long time.

Why is that? Why do we look for value and worth in a certain diamond ring or type of pants? Because we haven’t rooted our worth in what’s eternal. We think that by wearing a certain line of clothing our image or “psyche” is made complete. In the new movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Rebecca Bloomwood struggles with this very sensation. She thinks that if she just buys one more thing, her life will be complete. She quickly realizes, however, that this is not true. Now, I am not going to spoil the ending for you….so go watch the movie to see how Rebecca turns out!

Where should we get our worth? Psalm 19:10 says, “God’s Word is better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds. You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries.” Our worth comes from the best love story ever told–a love that never runs dry. God’s Word is so much more satisfying than any treasure bought off of a store shelf. God’s Love Letter never goes out of style. You can’t outgrow it and look for a new size. The Bible is a love story written specifically for you. God’s love defines you. God alone can give you confidence. A ring can never do that. A single item leaves you wanting more. In Christ alone you can be satisfied and confident in who you are.

Photo courtesy of Emily Campbell

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