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.