This should encourage each of us.
My own special treasure!
(Theodore Cuyler, “Wayside Springs from the Fountain of Life” 1883)
“You will be My own special treasure!” Exodus 19:5
Luther said that there is great divinity in the personal pronouns of Scripture. “They will be Mine–in the day when I make up My jewels!” Malachi 3:17
Every true believer is surrendered to the ownership of Christ. Up to the hour of conversion we had other masters–self, sin, and the devil. Now Jesus says to each Christian, “You are Mine! I own you. I will instruct you, and polish you, and put you wherever it pleases Me. I will take care of you, and nothing shall pluck you out of My hand. You shall be My own special treasure in the day of My triumphant appearing. I will place you in My crown!”
What a comfort to know nothing can pluck me out of the hand of God. We are His and we are His special treasure. That should excite each of us.
Meditate on these things.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001