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Peculiar Treasure

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.  Exodus 19:5 KJV

Precious jewelry can be created in a laboratory.

Emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds give special meaning to some. They may symbolize wealth, success, friendship, or marriage. The color alone has a special meaning. We buy birthstones to match our birth month.

After going through a controlled process, involving pressure and heat, a lab-created stone can look identical to a natural gem. I am told a jeweler has to look closely to tell the difference. We wear these precious jewels on our fingers, toes, and ears. We also like to buy them as gifts for those precious ones in our lives.

As I thought about the process a lab-created stone goes through before becoming a beautiful jewel, I thought of Christians as we endure fiery trials and temptations while God creates us in the image of Christ.

We are in God’s laboratory, being created into a distinguished jewel of His making. While there may be a little heat and pressure during the creating process brought on by trials, this only makes us shine brighter. Let’s not forget the price Jesus paid so we could be one of His own.

Because we keep God’s commandments and serve Him, He calls us His peculiar treasure above all others. Won’t you trust Him today to form you?

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Dorothy Waldon

Dorothy Waldon is new to the world of writing. She has a degree in office technology and enjoys church. She and her husband, Bennie, are blessed with two grown children, and they all reside in Northern Texas. Dorothy loves nature. If you can’t find her in the flower garden caring for her plants, she’ll be at the piano, playing her most favorite hymns. She enjoys visiting with family and friends.