“He is precious“. – 1 Peter 2:7
Back when I was preaching revival meetings my favorite place to preach was a little country church way back in the Ozark hills. It was there that I heard the old song “He is so precious to me” for the first time. After hearing it the first time I requested that Bro. Vincents family sing it every time I was there. Every time I heard them sing it I couldn’t help but shout— I felt very much like that this morning when I read the following by James Smith—
“Yes: Jesus is precious to every believer. However Christians may differ upon some points, they all agree in this, JESUS IS PRECIOUS. They cannot always feel towards Him as they wish, but have always one and the same opinion of Him.
He is precious in His person, word, work, blood, righteousness, and intercession: as Prophet, Priest, and King: in every name He wears, every character He bears, every relation He fills, and every office He sustains: so precious that none can be compared with Him. His people love Him, but none of them think they love Him enough; they adore Him, but mourn over their want of fervour when addressing Him; they prefer Him above all things, and consider Him altogether lovely.
Do you find Christ precious this morning? If He was to be sold, what would you give for Him? If you could be gratified, how would you feel towards Him? He is precious to poor, sensible sinners; to strong believers; to holy angels; and to God our heavenly Father. Is He so to you? Live near to Him, be intimate with Him, and you will feel Him precious. The more you know of Him, the more you will prize Him.”
Our Jesus is more precious far
Than life, and all its comforts, are;
More precious than our daily food;
More precious than our vital blood.