Considered Precious

The longer you live, the more you realize what is truly precious. Webster defines precious as that which is of great value, highly esteemed, or excessively refined.

The Scriptures refer to many precious tangibles: precious anointing oil; precious produce of the soil; precious metals, like gold and silver; precious stones, like rubies and emeralds, onyx and sapphires.

What could we possibly consider to exceed such worth? That which is most precious extends into the eternal realm: a person’s life, God’s unfailing love, God’s thoughts toward us, Israel, the sons of Zion, the blood of the weak and the needy, the death of a believer, babies and children, a gentle and quiet spirit, wisdom, our faith, the promises of God, and the blood of Christ—the One who is the precious Living Stone, the precious Cornerstone.

In 1 John 2:15 we read: “Do not love the world or anything in the world…” (NIV)

“Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods…” (MSG)

“Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it…” (PHP)

“Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you…” (NLT)

Stop considering the world precious…” (EXP)

Let us not give our hearts away to what, in the end, will prove worthless. Remember: What is precious is always costly. It may come at a premium, but the price will be paid when it is considered dear.

Thank God that He considered us precious: He sent His Son to die for our sins!

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