deu 33v13 The Precious Things of Heaven




Deuteronomy 33:13


God has blessed all his elect with all spiritual blessings in Christ. He who gave us his Son has given us all things in his Son (Eph. 1:3; I Cor. 3:21; Rom. 8:32). Here are five of "the precious things of heaven" specifically revealed to us.

1. OUR PRECIOUS SAVIOR. "Unto you therefore which believe HE IS PRECIOUS" (I Pet. 2:7). Christ is the Treasure hid in a field, the Pearl of great price, for which every believer has gladly sold all that he has to obtain that Treasure and have that Pearl.

2. THE PRECIOUS BLOOD. "Ye know that ye were redeemed...with the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST" (I Pet. 1:18-19). The blood of Christ is precious because it is his blood, the blood of the God-man. The blood was foreordained of God as the atonement for our sins. The blood reveals our Savior's love. The blood satisfies Divine justice, and removes our sin. The blood secures our forgiveness, pardon, justification, and eternal glory. The blood was shed for us. All these things make the blood of Christ precious.

3. THE PRECIOUS PROMISES OF OUR GOD. In Christ "are given unto us exceeding great and PRECIOUS PROMISES" (II Pet. 1:4). The promises of God are precious because they are God's promises. They are unquestionable and sure. And they speak of exceedingly great and precious things: Pardon, Peace, Protection, Provision, Preservation, Providence, Perfection.

4. OUR PRECIOUS FAITH. By the gift of God's grace, we "have obtained like PRECIOUS FAITH" with God's elect (II Pet. 1:1). The doctrine of faith, the gospel is precious. And the grace of faith is precious, precious because it is rare, it honors God, and it saves the soul.

5. OUR PRECIOUS TRIALS. "The TRIAL of your faith, being much more PRECIOUS than gold" (I Pet. 1:7), proves that your faith is genuine and reveals your Fathers love. The trial of faith is precious because it causes your love, faith, and joy in Christ to grow, causes you to enjoy and anticipate your inheritance in heaven, and will give you great cause to praise and honor God in heaven.