What does the Bible say about precious things

By Douglas M. Williams Sr

“The Word of the Lord was precious” (1 Samuel 3:1).

“A good name is better than precious ointment” (Ecclesiastes 7:1; Proverbs 22:1).

“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things…but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

“…given to us exceedingly great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4).

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15).

Precious is defined as something highly priced or prized; valuable, rare, costly, dear, highly esteemed, or loved.

People consider many things in their life which are precious, but the things of a spiritual nature are the most precious.

In addition to the Bible references above, the Bible tells of other things that are precious. For example, Deuteronomy 33:13-16 refers to precious things of the earth and hills that are precious including fruits and produce as precious things of heaven. We read of precious ointment (Matthew 26:7), and that unity is as precious oil (Psalm 133:1-2). Life is precious (1 Samuel 26:21), and God “will make a man more precious than fine gold” (Isaiah 13:12). Wisdom is more precious than rubies (Proverbs 3:15).

So, the Bible uses the word precious in reference to many things. Many things are precious to us but we should consider salvation and the hope of heaven as the most precious thing to us.

The Bible say Christ is precious (1 Peter 2:6-7), and His blood is precious (1 Peter 1:19). Our faith and even the trial of our faith is precious (2 Peter 1:1; 1 Peter 1:7).

Thank God for His precious promises (2 Peter 1:4), to bless us in this life and give us eternal life for eternity in heaven.

 

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What is precious to you?

What is precious to you? Our eternal destiny will be determined to a large extent by what we consider to be precious. A lesson from God’s word on things that are truly precious has been added to the Old Paths Archive in English and Dutch.

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/060-precious.html

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/060-kostbaar.html

May the Lord bless you.

Roy Davison

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Waste Time? Never

The older I get, the more I realize the less time I have on earth, and thus, the more I realize how precious time is: http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2007/02/11/appreciating-the-value-of-time/. Once time is gone, it can never be reclaimed. Do I waste time? Not that I know of. I’m always busy taking care of my wife, working in the yard, paying bills, grocery shopping, preparing daily meals, studying the Bible, writing articles, reading good books and publications produced by faithful proclaimers of God’s word, preaching and teaching. Doing all of this plus working as a library substitute for our local school district, keeps me plenty busy – never have time to be bored, that’s for certain.

I do watch the news and weather on television, plus two weekly shows, NCIS and Criminal Minds. Don’t know if that’s wasted time or not, because both shows motivate me to use my mind in figuring out the plots.

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