Bruce Baber (31 March 2011)
"On that day I will make them My jewels"


(Malachi 3:13-18 NKJV)


"Your words have been harsh against Me," Says the LORD, "Yet you say, 'What have we spoken against You?' You have said, 'It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the LORD of hosts? So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.'" Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him." Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.


Don't you love the last lines of this prophecy?


"On the day that I make them my jewels..."  That line in particular reminds me of how Moses shined with light after he had seen God when He passed by him on the mountain.  Perhaps we will will shine like sparkling jewels after we have all been changed and meet the Lord in the air.


Someone once speculated that Adam and Eve shined with light in the garden where they walked with the Lord.  After the fall, they discovered themselves naked, perhaps meaning that the light had gone out and that's why they covered themselves with leaves to hide the fact of their nakedness.  It seems a reasonable assumption to me.


Bruce Baber