by Tammy Phillips
April 3, 2023

 Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.

And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. (Malachi 3:16-17)

The LORD treasures us.  We are his jewels formed by years of pressure, trials, and tribulations.  He says to Israel, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth [is] mine.” (Exodus 19:5 KJV). Since He said it about Israel, He is no respecter of persons.  We are his people adopted in Jesus. We are also His peculiar treasure, shut up and hidden away. 

How do we know we are His treasure?

    1. He said we were. So, we believe Him, and we are. He bought and paid for us with the blood of His only son.  (Any time you are not feeling enough, think on that for a while!) 
    2. He, God of the universe, pays attention to what we say and do.
    3. He, King of Kings, stops and hears us.
    4. He is so delighted.  He loves that we are amazed and spend time talking about Him.  He has a book written to record every word that we speak about Him.  It is like how we take pictures to capture the gift of the sunrise and sunset that He often bestows on us in the morning and evening sky.
    5. He says, “They will be mine!” Isn’t that what you say when you pass by the TJMAXX counter and see some sparkly new jewel or pair of shoes? “It’s mine! I have to have it no matter the cost!”  This is exactly what God did for us by giving us Jesus. God paid the highest price for His jewels.
    6. He promises to declare us openly to be His peculiar treasures. 
    7. He will declare us openly, but He treasures us like we treasure our prized possessions. He keeps us shut up and protected from the thief who will try to kill, steal, and destroy us.

I enCOURAGE you to obey His voice.  Do His word and be amazed by Him.  Accept His forgiveness, plan, and purpose for your life.  Then Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, or Diamond, you can be assured that He will declare YOU as  HIS.  You will be His prized possession, His precious jewel! He loves you.  He treasures you.  It does not matter what you do or have done, He looks at you through the lens of Jesus and He sees His peculiar treasure.

“Then those who feared The LORD, with awe-filled reverence, spoke, texted, emailed and called one another.  The LORD paid attention and heard it.  He had a book written of those who feared and lived amazed by Him and thought and meditated on His Name. ‘They will be mine,’ says the LORD of Hosts, ‘on that day when I publicly recognize them and make up my own jewels, my peculiar treasures,’” Tammy Phillips version of Malachi 3:16-17


  1. When we look upon the beauty of His creation, His jewels, and His word references us as His jewels, my mind can hardly comprehend. Just as He created the jewels of the earth, He created us as His jewel! I am amazed at how much He treasures us!


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