Summary: If we are precious to God and he calls us a living stone so, we must be a precious stone. What is an example of a precious stone? A diamond comes to mind. Starts out just a chuck of coal not worth much at all but, God saw something different in all His c
Diamond In The Rough.
1 Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Peter says, that Jesus is a living stone rejected by men But, chosen by God and precious. He also says that we are living stones so, we are precious to God also.
We are precious to God because of what Jesus has done for us.
If we are precious to God and he calls us a living stone so, we must be a precious stone.
What is an example of a precious stone? A diamond comes to mind. Starts out just a chuck of coal not worth much at all but, God saw something different in all His children.
He saw us before there was coal; even before there was ground God saw something precious. He sees the finished product. Because our God is the first the last there is no other.
The day we ask Jesus into our heart a miracle happened even more of a miracle than a chuck of coal turning into a diamond over time.
We became a stone in the spiritual house a holy priesthood acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. A living stone that will never die again. A living stone that rest upon a corner stone by the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. There is none greater.
No matter how righteous we think we are, we can never be good enough to come into the presents of God without Jesus Christ our Lord.
Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
But, Peter said in 1Peter 2:5 acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
When we accept Jesus into our life, we become a precious stone in the eyes of God.
How does something like a piece of coal that is only worth a few cents become a Diamond and become valuable?
What does it take to make a piece of coal into something that becomes precious? It takes pressure and chipping away at its deformities.
As God applies the pressure the stone starts to take on a transformation. And when it’s chosen as a diamond it goes to the stone Master’s hands to chip away the rough edges until it becomes a precious stone called a diamond.
Sometimes we go through a trial or trouble and cry woo as me. Sometimes we cry out to God when our foundations start shaking just to find that its God who is doing the shaking.
Just like cutting a diamond, He's cutting away at our iniquities and flaws. Chipping away at our deformities making us ready for whatever comes along in this life.
Love in Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com