G‑d then instructed Moses regarding the various forms of donations that individuals may make to the Temple or to the priests. One type of donation is when someone pledges the monetary value of a person or article. In such cases, the priest must first assess the pledger’s ability to pay before he collects the pledge.
Our Infinite Worth
עַל פִּי אֲשֶׁר תַּשִּׂיג יַד הַנֹּדֵר יַעֲרִיכֶנּוּ הַכֹּהֵן: (ויקרא כז:ח)
[G‑d instructed Moses to tell the Jewish people,] “The priest must evaluate [the pledger] in accordance with how much he can afford.” Leviticus 27:8

The pledger’s wealth is evaluated based on what he actually possesses, regardless of whether he has chosen to make use of all his wealth or only of part of it. G‑d evaluates us in a similar way. All Jews received the entire Torah when our souls stood at Mount Sinai, so the entire Torah is our inheritance and our possession. Therefore, regardless of how much of the Torah we have studied or internalized, G‑d regards us as spiritually wealthy. G‑d’s favorable evaluation of our wealth and worth is filtered down into the consciousness of the non-Jewish nations of the world. This is why non-Jews – whether or not they are conscious of it – have a deep-seated high regard for the Jewish people.

Nonetheless, merely possessing inherent spiritual wealth is not enough; we are meant to make use of the Torah’s infinite power to refine both ourselves and the world by studying all aspects of it and internalizing it to the best of our ability and beyond.1