Precious in His Sight

by | Sep 23, 2009 | Jesus & the Gospel, Purpose & Identity, Spirit-Led Living

Isaiah 41:17-43:13 This passage in Isaiah is a powerful prophetic chapter about the Messiah, Jesus, the Holy One of Israel, and what He will do for Israel. It speaks about Him healing the brokenhearted, setting free those who are in prison, holding their hand, taking them through the fire and through the river to safety. Then God tells Isaiah the reason for the protection and deliverance of His people. The Holy One of Israel says, “Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you” (Isa. 43:4).

The whole world longs to hear these words spoken by someone to them. Does it build you up and comfort you when someone calls you precious? When my mother was bedridden because of a stroke, I loved to go and visit her at the nursing home. She could only speak a few words at a time, but the words she spoke were so edifying. She always told me I was beautiful and so precious to her. I told all my friends to visit Mother if they wanted a real lift for their day. In fact, during the course of my mother’s life I do not recall any negative words she ever spoke about anyone. What a legacy she left to my two sisters and me! We have a lot to live up to. During her illness that lasted four years, she must have said that I was precious close to a thousand times.

Do you know today that you are precious in the sight of the Lord Jesus? He sees you as valuable, and He loves you. If you do not know this or feel this is true, I pray you will have eyes and ears today open to see His beauty and to hear Him say, “You are precious in My sight.”

Often at funerals ministers quote Psalm 115:16, which says “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Some even say that God called this person home because he was needed in heaven. I always have a little shiver when I hear this because it is such a wrong interpretation of this scripture.

The word precious in Hebrew means costly. It is costly to God for a saint to die because a light has gone out on earth. A living witness who glorifies God on earth has left earth, and it is very costly to God. He does not need us in heaven, but He needs us on earth to be His witnesses. It was costly to God to have my mother leave this earth because He lost one of the most beautiful voices on earth who was able to sing solos for many and who was able to give His Word voice on earth. She was a shining light who always edified others and glorified God. Today tell your family and friends how precious they are to you while they are still with you on earth.

READ: Isaiah 41:17-43:13; Ephesians 2:1-22; Psalm 67:1-7; Proverbs 23:29-35

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

This Coach Can Help You Destroy Your Addiction to Pornography

This Coach Can Help You Destroy Your Addiction to Pornography

Let’s talk about a subject most people want to avoid. Let’s talk about pornography. According to Covenant Eyes, statistics show that 28,258 users are watching pornography every second, and 20% of mobile online searches are for porn. Among Christians, 20% of youth...

The Real Truth About the Marriage of Politics and Faith

The Real Truth About the Marriage of Politics and Faith

As I look back, I realize that God has given me a career path with some rather unique experiences. I have built bridges at the intersection of faith and government my whole life, and I have learned that serving people through a role in government can be just as...

Joyce Meyer: Winning the Battle Against Satan in Your Mind

Joyce Meyer: Winning the Battle Against Satan in Your Mind

If you have received Christ as your Savior, then you have an enemy. Did you know that? I know some people feel uncomfortable talking about the devil, but he is real and it’s important for us to face the truth about him so we can have a victorious life in Christ. Now,...

It’s Time to Rebuild Love and Unity in the Church—Part 2

It’s Time to Rebuild Love and Unity in the Church—Part 2

Note: As we move towards Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, Grant Berry, a Messianic believer, speaks about the deeper repentance needed in the Messianic part of the family. As you have read part one of this article during the month of Av and are now reading part two in the...

Will Many of the Elect Really Be Deceived by the Antichrist?

Will Many of the Elect Really Be Deceived by the Antichrist?

The most sobering and troubling statement in the Olivet Discourse is where Jesus says, “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matt. 24:24). This statement cries out for an...

RECENT ARTICLES

Prophetic Lessons in the Hurricane-Force Storms of Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe34pxhddd4 With Hurricane Ian slamming Florida, it's a time to reflect on the storms of life. As I was preparing for the hurricane, I documented some thoughts about...
Why God Cares About Your Physical Health

Why God Cares About Your Physical Health

God doesn’t care if I am fat. He wants me to enjoy my life. He wants me to live, love and be happy. Food makes me happy so I’m just doing what He wants me to do. That was just an excuse and at its core it is untrue. God really doesn’t care about our outward...

An Unborn Baby’s Heart Is Beating—Stop Denying It

An Unborn Baby’s Heart Is Beating—Stop Denying It

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams turned heads last week in Atlanta when she defiantly announced during a political event that an unborn baby doesn’t have a heartbeat at six weeks gestation. “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” said...

Prophecy: We Are in a Season of Blessings

Prophecy: We Are in a Season of Blessings

We are kingdom citizens, and not of this world. We don’t abide by this world’s economy and the natural things that happen. Repeatedly, over the last four weeks, I’ve been hearing not to look at the circumstances of this world. We are not of this world. Get your eyes...

Pin It on Pinterest