The Bible speaks of treasures, of precious stones and of an incredibly beautiful jewel. And it speaks of other jewels as well, so precious and expensive that no amount of money could ever buy them, because they are spiritual in nature. They are more precious than the most valuable bounty of the earth.

Malachi wrote of such a spiritual treasure, “Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. ‘They shall be mine,' says the Lord of hosts, ‘On the day that I make them My jewels'." Malachi 3:16-17 

We usually do not think of ourselves as jewels. Yet that is precisely what God thinks of us! We are His jewels in the making. We are His special treasure. Diamonds that is. See, taking a rough diamond and working with it, grinding it, polishing it with different abrasives, giving it its final brilliance and luster, with its many facets, takes time and a lot of grinding! As any diamond in the rough it takes a lot of time and work and love and we have been specifically selected, because God has made us of, gem-quality material.

Once a “gem in the rough” is discovered, it takes the “gem masters” a considerable amount of time and lots of efforts to cut the different facets. There are many facets to true Christianity. And God is working in each of us to create in us a unique gem. And for God, the Master Gemologist, to smooth the rough edges and polish us and cut the different facets of His character, it is vital that we feel like gems in His expert hands. We have to allow Him to work in us.

How do you see yourselves? yes, It is true that God does not want us to have a high opinion of ourselves. We are to be clothed with humility. But we also need to understand how important our life is to God, the incredible human potential.

When God sees us now, He see us as a “gem in the rough”.  it's because the Master Gemologist is still at work. And what an honor that is! I know it hurts. We all hurt to different degrees. Some of us are going through very heavy physical or mental or spiritual trials. But God is making in us something that neither Satan nor his demons will ever be.

Do you realize that?

The Bible reveals that God is making His jewels, and you are one of them! To grasp that concept is of the highest importance. Having that in mind as we go through life, especially trials, is paramount!

Do you see yourself as God's special treasure or His jewels?

Donnie Crawford
Pray Up Cybercafe