How Should We Think About Self-Worth?

How should we think about self-worth? I think that is a good question. I hear so much talk of it these days. When I turn on the radio, TV, internet, or just am milling around in the public, there almost isn't a day that goes by that I don't hear something about self-esteem or self-worth. I think it boils down to asking the question more specifically: "When we say self-worth, do we mean it in the context of modern psychology? or do we mean it in the context of the Bible?" Below are two definitions, and then there is a link to a post from Desiring God that I think will be helpful.

SELF-ESTEE'M, n. [self and esteem.] The esteem or good opinion of one's self.

Self-Worth, n. The sense of one's own value or worth as a person.

 How Should We Think About Self-Worth?

What is self-worth? And whatever it is, do you have the right kind?
Back in 1976, during his college teaching ministry, John Piper was interviewed about the then burgeoning talk of self-esteem. Responding to nine questions, he gives a biblical assessment of what it means to be human and have value........................................

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