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The Greatest Gambler

But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. (Revelation 3:4)
A main theme that seems to run like a strong thread throughout Revelation is the idea of worthiness. But the concept of worthy can mean different things depending on what is valuable to the one looking on.
Is someone worthy because they are worth a lot? What makes us thing they are worth something? And how much does it take to exclaim that someone is worth a lot or that they are worthy?
We assign worth to people based on how much net worth they have accumulated. We generally mean that they have amassed a fortune financially so they are worth admiring to some respect. But we also know that just because a person might be rich does not mean they have a character worthy of admiration. In fact, the richer a person is often brings with it some suspicion on the part of many that maybe they acquired their wealth relying on dubious methods.
Another …