JANUARY 14 – PECULIAR TREASURE
Exodus 19:5,6 – “ … ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me … “
We are His, God’s possession. A possession different from all others. This is directed to Israel, yet we can see similar statements said about the Church in the New Testament. God has many things of value but Israel and the Church has greater value than any of the others.
All the earth is the LORDS. The stars in the sky and every planet is His. The great and mighty oceans. All of the beauty and grandeur of these have less value to God than His people, those that believe in Him and trust in the Son and are so in love with Him that tread his courts. For Israel it was the courts of the tabernacle and temple. For our day, His courts is the Church that Jesus built.
When we consider the thought “… if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, … “ We understand the thought rendered is obedience. This pleases God that we have a choice and we choose to obey.
A treasure is something searched for. The Holy Spirit is seeking after the lost to be saved and baptized and become members of the Church. A treasure is carefully guarded. It has become a prized possession. There is great joy when a treasure is found. The angels and God’s people rejoice over a soul that is saved.
Does this not comfort us that we are a treasure. A search was undertaken and we were found. Now we are jealously guarded as the apple of God’s eye. There is joy of the saints and joy in heaven that we have been found.
To obtain a treasure a great price has to be paid. God gave His only begotten Son to obtain this treasure. Are you worthy of the price paid? In God’s eyes your are.