MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.” Ex.19:4
Most of us really don’t have an understanding how much God values us. We are to Him a peculiar treasure. He said we were precious in His sight and we have been honorable therefore He loves us. (Is. 43:4) He also set His love upon us. (Duet.7:7) I believe that the time in heaven will be spent trying to comprehend this love yet never coming to the full end of it. The meaning is that we are so precious like a deposit in a treasury. I am still in awe of my salvation and how He came to seek and find that which was lost. I don’t know about you but I was definitely LOST! Edwards says this: “Love seeks to have the beloved its own; and divine love rejoices in saying, “My beloved is mine, and I am his.” And in heaven all shall not only be related one to another, but they shall be each other’s, and belong to each other. The saints shall be God’s. He brings them home to Himself in glory, as that part of the creation that He has chosen for His peculiar treasure. And on the other hand, God shall be theirs, made over to them in an everlasting covenant in this world, and now they shall be forever in full possession of Him as their portion.”
“And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.”John 17:10 l love this quote by Spurgeon. “Now, what does this say to me but that the Father and the Son greatly value believers? Here is the Son speaking to the Father, not about thrones and royalties, nor cherubim and seraphim, but about poor men and women, in those days mostly fishermen and peasant folk, who believed on him. They are talking about these people, and the Son is taking his own solace with the Father in their secret privacy by talking about these precious jewels, these dear ones that are their peculiar treasure. You have not any notion how much God loves you. Dear brother, dear sister, you have never yet had half an idea, or the tithe of an idea, of how precious you are to Christ. You think, because you are so imperfect, and you fall so much below your own ideal, that, therefore, he does not love you much; you think that he cannot do so. Have you ever measured the depth of Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, and of his death on Calvary? If you have tried to do so, you will be quite sure that, apart from anything in you or about you, he loves you with a love that passeth knowledge.”
Meditate on His love for you today!