“Since you were precious in My sight – you have been honorable, and I have loved you.” (Isaiah 43:4)
“What marvelous grace is here!
“What a delightful and astonishing thought it is – that such poor, vile, rebellious creatures – should be precious to the infinite, holy, and eternal Jehovah!
“That He should delight in us! (Isaiah 62:4)
“That He should shed His precious blood for us! (1 Peter 1:19)
“That He should work precious faith in us! (2 Peter 1:1)
“That He should make precious promises – to support, supply, and comfort us! (2 Peter 1:4)
“That He should render Christ precious unto us! (1 Peter 2:7)
“That He should indulge us with a knowledge of His thoughts, and make them precious to us! (Psalm 139:17)
“That He should call us His precious children!
“Well may we exclaim with David, ‘What am I – that You should be mindful of me?'”
~ James Smith, Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed