Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious. —1 Peter 2:4
Throughout my life, I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. I have boxes of things that at one time were important but over time have lost their intrigue. And, as an unrepentant collector, I’ve realized that the thrill is in searching for and acquiring a new piece to add to the collection. Then my attention turns toward the hunt for the next item.
So when Peter refers to Jesus as “a chief cornerstone, elect, precious” (1 Peter 2:6), it should resonate in our hearts that He is truly precious—our prized possession above everything and everyone else. Where would we be today without the constant unfailing companionship of His faithful presence, wise and perfect guidance, merciful patience, comfort, and transforming reproof? What would we do without Him? I can’t even imagine! —Joe Stowell

Of all that is precious, Jesus tops the list.

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While we pile up many things that are important to us, very little of it is really precious. In fact, over time I have learned that the most precious things in life are not material items at all. Rather, it’s the people who have loved me and built into my life who are precious. When I find my heart saying, “I don’t know what I’d do without them,” I know that they are indeed precious to me.
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Lord, help us not to focus on fleeting treasures but on
You, our most precious treasure. Teach us the joy
of reveling in You and Your loving presence
and provision in our lives.

Sue Anderson

Comments (3)

On June 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM , Kim said...

love love love this!! Beautifully written and something I needed to reminded of this morning. Thank you Sue for including some items from my shop :)

On June 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM , Niki Jackson said...

Wonderful, thank yo u x

On June 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM , Joyce Butler said...

Very well put and much needed in our society today.