Malachi 3:16-17 – GOD’S JEWELS
When we want to pay someone a compliment we might say, “That person is a real jewel!”
We mean the person is precious or valuable to us because of positive qualities the person possesses.
God has his “jewels”, as verse 17 states. They are those who are precious to God because they have responded properly to Him. According to verse 16, God’s jewels:
FEAR HIM – This would include fearing Him enough to trust Christ as Savior. See Luke 12:4-7 and Ephesians 2:8-9.
FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER BELIEVERS – The people in this verse talked often to each other, indicating their agreement about the things of God. They would have encouraged each other.
We are to fellowship with each other as Christians. See Acts 2:42, Hebrews 3:12-13, and Hebrews 10:24-25.
FOCUS ON HIM – These people “…thought upon his name.” See John 15:1-7, Psalm 1:2-3 and Isaiah 26:3.
It is interesting to note that permanent record is made in Heaven …for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.