Fine Jewels

Fine Jewels

 

Have you been afflicted with various trials?  James tells us in chapter 1 to count it all joy when you face trials because the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Perseverance works forth maturity in us.  Rom. 8:18 says that our present sufferings aren’t worth comparing to the glory that is to be revealed in us.  I Cor. 2:9 reminds us that no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, BUT He has revealed it to us by His Spirit.

 

In Is. 54:11-12, I found some “revealed” things that I hope will encourage you as you face trials and sufferings.  God will build you with turquoise, and your foundations with sapphires.  He will make your battlements of rubies, and your gates will be sparkling jewels.  All of your walls will be of precious stones. 

 

As we go through trials, allowing God to work all things together for good, according to HIS purpose, we will find our inner being adorned with a beauty that is better by far than the most precious of fine jewels.  We will sparkle radiantly with His glory.  Just as people are drawn to the beauty of fine gems, we will be a gem to which people are drawn because of the inner beauty which God has made in us.

© 2003, Stacy R Miller

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lorettabouillon
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 14:35:08

    Good word! Thank you.

    Reply

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