They shall be mine . . . on the day that I make them My jewels — Malachi 3:17.
The Lord keeps His people, not only as a shepherd keeps sheep, but also as a king keeps his jewels. These rare and precious gems are his special treasure, and he will not lose them. He will put them in a secure vault, and his most faithful servants will guard them . . . the Lord Jesus keeps His people the same way. They are His jewels. He delights in them, and they are His honor and His glory.—C.H. Spurgeon
Wow!!! To be able to grasp the truth that we are as a precious jewel to Jesus — one that is protected and made secure!
This past fall I taught a Bible Study on sheep and it was a wonderful reminder of how much we are like sheep and how much our Shepherd loves us and cares for us. But then to read these above words by Spurgeon and be reminded that Jesus not only keeps us like He does His sheep, but He also keep us as His precious jewels.
And then to read that just like a king has his treasures guarded by faithful servants and that he delights in them and they are his honor and his glory, we are the same to Jesus, our King.
Deut. 7:6 says, “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.“
God chose a people to be His and we are part of that family if we have accepted the gift Jesus gave to us — the gift of a pardon for our sins so we can be in fellowship with a Holy God. He did that by dying on the cross. But He didn’t stop there. He rose again and is now preparing a place for us, HIS BRIDE.
Talk about jewels . . . what is more precious than seeing yourself as a special treasure, a beloved bride, and a rare and priceless gem. That’s what you are. That’s what I am. That’s how the Lord sees us.
Next time you see a Jared commercial for diamonds on TV, look at a spread in a magazine of exquisite gems, or see your own special pieces in your jewelry box think about how special you are to Jesus. You are His, one of His most treasured items and He delights in you.
Scripture from English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible
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