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Treasured Possession (Exodus 19:5–6)

“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine.”
-Exodus 19:5–6

What a great line. What a great word from God to his people, just listen to that. You shall be my treasured possession among all peoples. My treasured possession. Listen to how God describes his people. Here in the Old Testament. And then think about this. Because a lot of the language here in Exodus 19:5–6 comes directly in to the New Testament.

God treasures us as His children, and we belong to Him.

This Verse Praises God the Father

But treasured possession. Just think about that. Even in your own life, as a follower of Christ, you belong to God. Isn’t this great? You belong to him. Like you are not an orphan spiritually, looking for a home. You belong to God the father. God is your father. He loves you as a dad loves his child. He’s given you an inheritance in His home forever and ever and ever. You are his possession.

I think about my kids. I love my kids. They’re my kids. I look at them, I’m so proud of them. I’m so thankful they’re my kids. And to think, this is the way God thinks about us. My kids in a familial sense belong to me, to know that we in a familial sense belong to God, that we’re his possession. And not just His possession, but a treasured possession. He treasures us. Oh, again, I think about my kids and how I treasure them so much.

I think about my wife and how I treasure her so much, just cherish her. I love my wife and my kids. In this familial way, they belong to me and I love them. And that’s the truth God is saying about your life right now. You are treasured by God. You are cherished by God. He loves you. He takes pride and a sense in you as His possession. Oh, just let this soak in today. Right where you’re sitting or running or wherever you’re listening to this, know this. If you’re a follower of Christ, you turn from your sin, trusted in Christ as the Lord of your life, you are treasured by God. Just let that soak in. He cherishes you. God cherishes you. He loves you so much. God cares for you. He is committed to providing for you. You are his possession.

Exodus 19:5–6 Reminds Us of the Blessing of being God’s

So we pray. God, thank you, thank you, thank you for the privilege of being your possession. We gladly say yes, yes, yes. God, we belong to you. We are so glad to belong to you. And we praise you for treasuring us. Thank you for cherishing us. Oh. I am totally overwhelmed right now God. That you treasure me. I pray that every follower of Christ listening to this right now will just be totally overwhelmed.

That this would just shake their day. That they would walk in a humble confidence. Not because we’ve done anything to earn this designation. We don’t deserve this designation. But You, Lord Jesus, have made this possible for us. You’ve died on the cross for our sins. You’ve risen from the dead so that we might become your treasured possession through faith in You. God help us to live out of the overflow of that reality today. All glory be to Your name. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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