What does it mean to serve God? Does it mean you need to be a pastor or a nun or a missionary?
“One who serves God is one who puts Him first, obeys His will, and finds your chief joy in life as the advancement of the glory of His Name.” Commentary
Can you sense the pride God has in His children as you read the above scripture? God calls those who love Him, serve Him and obey Him – His jewels – His special treasure! According to 1 Peter 2:9, believers are God's treasured possession.
If you are a father or a mother, you know what it means to call our children, “our jewels”. We love our children unconditionally but we also know the joy and pride we feel in our hearts when we see them choosing the right path and honoring those things that are right before our eyes but better yet - before God’s eyes.
Your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally but He also notices all the things you do that others may or may not see:
He notices when you give not out of your wealth...but when you give out of your poverty...
He notices when you take the time to pray for someone else's needs...
He notices every act of kindness that you show to your husband, your children, your friends and even strangers...
He notices you.
There is nothing we can do to cause God to love us more – He loves us because His Name is love. But be sure of this - when we choose to obey Him and put Him first in all that we do, God notices and He delights in our obedience and in our reverence towards His Name! It doesn't mean we walk a perfect walk, it simply means our desire is to walk in the direction of His light.
Not only does God teach us to remember and value the good that other people do, but He Himself remembers the good that you do and calls you His jewel!
“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 honor His name” Malachi 3:16