Tuesday, October 14, 2014

God's Precious Jewels

Jewels are precious things; the Hebrew word for jewels means a treasure. A treasure is made up of costly things: gold, and diamonds and rubies. To God, Christians are His jewels, His own special treasure! They are jewels for their sparkling quality. Their holiness shines and sparkles in God’s eyes! The godly are jewels for their scarcity. Diamonds are not common. In the same way, the godly are scarce and rare. There are only a few to be found. There are many false professors (just as there are many fake diamonds) but few true Christians.
The godly are jewels for their price.  God values the saints so highly that He parted with His best jewel to obtain them; Christ’s precious blood was shed to ransom these jewels!

Christians are jewels for their beauty.  Christians are jewels which adorn the world. Hypocrites dishonor true religion and give it a bad name but living a godly life honors the gospel.

God the Father has chosen these jewels, and has set them apart for Himself.
Christ has bought these jewels with His blood.  The Holy Spirit has sanctified them. They were sin but He made them into His jewels! Thank God who has brought such a change in you! From lumps of dirt and sin, He has made you into His jewels!

[Thomas Watson]

Malachi 3:16 ... And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

Isaiah 61:10 ... I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Philippians 2:15 ... That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Matthew 5:16 ... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.