Ponder What Is Precious


How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:17)

To be sure, there are many things in this life that we consider precious. Family is one of them. Friends are another. Health certainly would be high on the list. But there is something far more precious to ponder, and that is the Divine Omniscience that keeps us in His thoughts both day and night. In fact, from eternity past our God has thought about us in His covenant of grace, in which He secured our salvation by the blood of His precious Son.

Now if the Lord thought about us in the past, we can be assured that He is thinking about us in the present and that He will continue thinking about us throughout all eternity. Ponder for a moment today what is truly precious, and you will be greatly encouraged when you realize that God’s thoughts about you . . .

  • Sought you
  • Caught you
  • Bought you
  • Taught you

God sought you in His thoughts before you even existed (Jeremiah 31:3). God caught you when you were on the run from Him, intent on living the life you wanted to live for your own glory (Genesis 3:9). God bought you with the precious blood of His Son, shed on Calvary’s hill (Galatians 3:13). And God taught you the truths of His Gospel, and He continues teaching you those truths each day (John 16:13).

Is it not precious to consider that, regardless of what is going on in your life, God is working all of it for your good and His glory? Is it not precious to consider that God has promised to never leave nor forsake you, no matter how many times you leave and forsake Him? And is it not precious to ponder the truth that nothing—not Satan or your sins—can ever separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus?

Never believe what the world tries to tell us about some impersonal force that exists in the world. Your God is not only deeply personal, He is personally thinking about you, moment by moment. Christian, remember that as the Lord lives, He lives with you on His mind. Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered! (Matthew 10:30). Let that truth set you free to be all God has called you to be, regardless of cost or circumstance.

Perhaps today is a good day for you to ponder what is precious.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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