Let us be as resistant as gold and as beautiful as a diamond
For you know what was paid to set you free from the worthless manner of life handed down by your ancestors. It was not something that can be destroyed, such as silver or gold. 1 Peter 1:18
Jewels gain value depending on the material and the gemstones used for their production. It is not the same a piece made of gold with diamonds as one made of silver with imitation gemstones. The cost of the first one surpasses that of the second one, given the material and the stone used have a great market value.
If we had to choose between them, we would choose the one with gold and diamond: first, because of the quality; second, for its beauty; third, its durability; and fourth, because it is an everlasting investment. Generations will be able to wear it and not a single attribute will be lost, for gold will always look the same no matter the years gone by. And there is no need to talk about the diamond, for even in the dark it will shine.
What an illusion it is just to imagine that we can have something so valuable! This is exciting for us and we lose sleep to the point of making plans to purchase it. We need to know that just as those jewels look so should we, and value ourselves for the worth Jesus Christ of Nazareth gave us through his sacrifice: He washed away all our sins and redeemed us, thus giving us an immeasurable worth, which surpasses that of gemstones.
Let us see the work He has done in us. He brought us out of darkness and called us out to his admirable light so we can shine and always glow; for He took away everything that was not pure and holy, so He could make the best out of us. For that reason, may our illusion not be to get loaded with jewels, but for his spirit to do the work in us in order to be as resistant as gold and as beautiful as a diamond.
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