Oprah is the number one earner at $315 million a year! I must confess that I am not a fan, but obviously a lot of people ARE!!! What makes her so special? She is a great talk-show host and gives away a seemingly endless array of gifts. This naturally begs the question: "What makes someone valuable"?
2 Samuel 21:15-17 (WEB)
15) The Philistines had war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines. David grew faint;
16) and Ishbibenob, who was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear was three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being armed with a new sword, thought to have slain David.
17) But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, “You shall go no more out with us to battle, that you don’t quench the lamp of Israel.”
David was very special to the nation of Israel; without him, all would have been lost. And Israel knew it!!! If Oprah is worth so much, then how much was David worth? Who knows? Whatever it was, it probably was more than Oprah. Then again, if David was worth so much, then how about Jesus. And if Jesus is worth so much, then how much am I worth, because Jesus died for me. As you might have guessed, real value goes beyond money and straight to the spiritual. The next time you feel a little down, remember this!! (Gary)