Sunday, January 21, 2018

God's Precious Things

In my Prayer time I heard the Lord say to me, what is Precious to you?  As you know the theme for this year is to “Rejoice in the Lord!” So as I was verging on thinking negative, this was the response of the Lord to me.  So let’s see in Scripture what is the Precious things to the Lord. It is interesting to see the explanation of Precious. -- Precious deals with price, something of great value, a high price, something highly esteemed or cherished!  When we say to our child or grandchild, “you are so precious” – they really are not understanding the value you are placing on them. For to call someone or something Precious you are extremely highly esteeming them. God uses this term quite a few times in Scripture. He values creation as He talks of the ‘Precious things of heaven, the Precious fruit of the sun and moon, the Precious mountains and hills, the Precious things of the earth! God relates to the rivers, the rocks and states’ and “His eye seeth every Precious thing!” A great blessing to us, is: He keeps watch over us, we are one of those Precious things!  It would be good for us to place a great value on these things that are so often taken for granted. We don’t like to talk of death usually, but God sees it as, and I quote, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Jesus is of great value and Precious to Father God.  Scripture declares: “Ye know that ye were not Redeemed with corruptible things, but with the Precious Blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot.” It is so wonderful to know that we have been given “exceeding great and Precious Promises, that by these we might be partakers of His Divine nature, escaping the corruption of the world.” And then there is that Precious “Joy unspeakable” that comes with the trial of our Faith!  The song erupts in my heart:  “O precious is the flow that makes me white as snow, no other fount I know, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus! Every one of you are Precious to me!  Love Always, Pastor

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