1 Peter 2:4-7 “To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”
One word this morning:
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines precious as:
1. Of great price; costly; as a precious stone.
2. Of great value or worth; very valuable.
She is more precious than rubies. Prov.3.
3. Highly valued; much esteemed.
The word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 1 Sam.3.
I have had to refocus a bit during these times. The opportunity for our minds to be distracted, divided, or even destroyed by the majority of the time we are spending at home is staggering.
911 calls are seeing exponential increases in calls, Suicide hotlines are overwhelmed with those calling in for help. Those with addictions are struggling severely without the program attendance and accountability on which they once relied.
To singularly focus on how precious God is to us, can see us through the darkest of times. When we hold our relationship with Him to be of higher value than what’s on Netflix, Prime, or in our DVD collection, we will be rightly influenced and see the fruit of it reflected on our countenance, in our voice. The influence we have in the lives of others.
Take some time today to meditate on just how precious your salvation, Heaven, the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God is to you. You will begin to find its influence to be uplifting, cleansing, and calming.
Enjoy your time with Him!