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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

YOU ARE VERY PRECIOUS


 

Today’s Reading:

1 Peter 2: 4-10

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal Priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into marvelous light”. (v. 9)

 


The abnormal use of a thing is what is referred to as abuse. It is unfortunate that many people abuse themselves in different ways. For example, it is an abnormal use of the body and mind when one works, works, and works without taking time to rest, all in a bid to maximize earnings or turnover. If you know how precious you are, you will not burn the candle of your life from both ends. I found something so challenging, when in 1 Corinthians 6:15, the Holy Spirit is asking us - you and I, whether or not we realize that your body, my body – our body is a part of Christ. In other words, even the body we call ours actually belong to Jesus Christ. This tells you how precious we are in the sight of the Lord. As Children of God, we are so unique! That we are joined to God in one Spirit should gladden our hearts and make us shun any form of defilement. No wonder the Psalmist says in Psalm 139: 14: “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are Your works. And that my soul knows very well”.

When we abuse our body, we are actually trampling under our feet a precious pearl the Lord gave to us, not only because we are created in His Own Image but also because he paid a high price to redeem us from the curse of sin and death. We are even much more precious than the first Adam, for we are bought with a price that cannot be valued.

Our Lord has called us out from darkness into the marvellous light of holiness, prosperity and great deliverance from the power of sin and Satan. We must therefore glorify God in our body and in our Spirit man. We are like the beloved wife of a king. The queen does not behave herself in ways that would bring ridicule to the royal family, her husband particularly.

Moreover, a queen does not tell lies because she has integrity. Sleeping around is a ridiculous things to do as a Christian. Even if you are not married to any person, you are joined to Jesus Christ, who is the Husband of the Church. Beloved, do you know you are more valuable to God than any angels? The Bible says you will even judge angels – 1 Corinthians 6:3.

The fact that God has given you His precious Holy Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing you of things to come, should tell you how precious you are to Him – 2 Corinthians 5:5. Even the angels are thrown into confusion by this great benevolence of God to us and by the fact that He has set us over the world to come – 1 Peter 1:12, Hebrews 2:5-8. Armed with this knowledge, if I were you, I would jealously guard my salvation, lest I lose my worth and become a cast away. 1 Corinthians 9:27.

OGUNDAYO NATHANIEL

Prayer:

1. Father, thank you for your call upon my life, in Jesus name.

2. Father break every unbroken area of my life and remold me to suit your purpose for my life, in Jesus name.

3. Father, unit your Church in your love and let there be harmony of purpose, in Jesus name.

4. Father give us god-fearing leaders and grant them the wisdom to move the nation forward, in Jesus name.

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