I Peter 2:4–To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious.

It is hard sometimes as adults to feel a sense of preciousness about ourselves. We aren’t cute, innocent children anymore, after all. We are grown-ups with busy schedules and responsibilities. Even the people we love fail to treat us as special and we them. We take each other for granted and assume they know how precious they are to us.

This verse struck me as I studied. I may not always be treated like a gift by humankind, but I was chosen by God. Precious in His sight. Special. Dear to His holy heart.

On days when I feel ragged, discouraged, beat-down, all I have to do is remember God thinks I am priceless. A treasure that He personally chose each trait to imbue. A soul He selected and offered His Son for payment of my sins. Highly valued. Loved. Precious.

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