Tag: Jewels

Reflecting Light

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Where is the way where light dwelleth —Job 38:19

Jewels, in themselves, are valueless unless they are brought into contact with light. If they are put into certain positions they will reflect the beauty of the sun. There is no beauty in them otherwise. The diamond that is stored in a dark gallery or remains down in the deep mine displays no beauty whatever. What is it but a piece of charcoal, a bit of common carbon, unless it becomes a medium for reflecting light?

So it is also with the other precious gems. if they are many-sided, they reflect more light and display more beauty. In its crude state the diamond does not reflect light at all. We are in a crude state and are of no use until God comes and shines upon us. The light that is in a diamond is not its own possession; it is the beauty of the sun. What beauty is there in the child of God? Only the beauty of Jesus. We are His peculiar people, chosen to show forth the excellencies of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9). Let us reflect today His light and love.

by A.B. Simpson

God’s Chisel And Hammer!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“Evening Thoughts” 1907

“Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A book of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name. ‘These shall be Mine,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘in that day when I make up My jewels!'” Malachi 3:16-17

In the prophet Malachi’s time, when nearly all the people had forsaken God, there were a few who were faithful. These met together and spoke one to another. They became very dear to God, and a book of remembrance was kept in which their names and their faithfulness were recorded.

“These shall be Mine in that day when I make up My jewels!”

Jewels are valuable. God gave His beloved Son for the redemption of His chosen people.

Jewels are prepared by cutting, grinding, and polishing, until they shine in brilliant beauty. God’s people are subjected to many painful trials and experiences in preparing them for their heavenly home.

Jewels are used for adornment and for honor. They shine in the king’s crown. The saints in Heaven shall shine as jewels in Jesus’ crown!

If only we knew how precious we are to God, and what hidden glory shall be ours, waiting to shine out at last–we would rejoice with unspeakable joy!

What do a few troubles and pains matter now, if it is only the work of God’s chisel and hammer cutting away the hindering crust, to reveal the precious diamond!

by J.R. Miller