A few days ago I was checking old blog post that I would be considering to update and re-post over my social media accounts. As I’m searching my blog, I stumble upon a blog series that I almost forgot. I think it will benefit my readers as I benefited in meditating the Word of God. So to make the long story short, Ive decided to revive and continue it. So I’m bring back Precious Gems Found. Aside from posting the verses, I’ll include some sub-titles so you’ll know what these verses are about. Plus I’ll add some of my insights reading books of the Bible.
Of course there are lots of lessons you can derive from this book and in any books of the Bible. I’m highlighting a few of them here and hoping that, as you study this you’ll find more. Also we should remember that although these are great verses, they are meant to be read in context to get the full meaning and impact. Lastly, have a desire to read God’s Word daily.
The Deity of Jesus Christ
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “And let all the angels of God worship Him .” And of the angels He says, “Who makes His angels winds , And His ministers a flame of fire .” But of the Son He says, “Your throne , O God , is forever and ever , And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom . You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness ; Therefore God , Your God , has anointed You With the oil of gladness above Your companions .”
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
Importance of Faith
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. HEBREWS 11:3
And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
The Death of Christ
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own. Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.
Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.