Precious is His Sight
What is something that is precious to you? Will it endure forever? 1 Peter 1:24-25 says, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” The words of the Lord are everlasting because He is an eternal being. As a Hebrew prophet of God and one of His created beings, Jeremiah wrote, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’” God has personally and uniquely created every human being on Earth. Everyone is precious in God’s eyes and valuable to His kingdom.
In John 4, Jesus departed Galilee for Samaria and found himself talking to an adulterous woman at a well. Jesus’ actions were revolutionary for the time period because John 4:9 says, “’How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?’ (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)” Most other Jews probably wouldn’t have purposely crossed into Samaria if they could avoid it, let alone talked to a Samaritan, especially a Samaritan woman, and least of all an adulterous one. However, Jesus took the time to show the Samaritan woman compassion and teach her about the living water that comes from the Father in Heaven. Therefore, even though this woman had sinned, God wanted to spiritually restore her because she was an important member of His kingdom (John 4:25-42). God desires to do the same for us because we are also precious children and members of His kingdom.
Mankind originally lived with God in the garden. However, Adam and Eve chose to sin by disobeying Him. Their choice separated God from His precious creation and brought death into the world. To save mankind, He freely shed His son’s divine blood on the cross. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” However, a person can only be eternally saved if she or he chooses to let Him. God’s children who have decided to reunite with Him must enter the waters of baptism and commit to obediently place their faith in Him. God saw us as precious enough to sacrifice His son so that we simply have the opportunity to eternally live with Him once again in Heaven. Each person has to decide if God is precious enough to them to seize the opportunity of eternal life He has given to all mankind by becoming obedient to Him.