What is worth most is often valued least. (Aesop’s Fables)

Give a toddler a gold piece and a red balloon, and he will almost certainly choose the balloon to play with. He hasn’t developed a sense of values yet—and we don’t expect him to. But for a young star athlete, the choice between a promised rise in a short-term sporting event and a secure career that will bring rewards only after steady longtime effort will be a good test of his values.

But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. (1 Corinthians 3:13)