The mouth of the Lord declared it emphatically in verse 4 of the text, ‘Since you are precious in my sight, and honoured in my sight, and because I love you.. What is precious? Something of high value, respected, treated with much reference and not comparable. The four verses mentioned the name Jacob/Israel, but you should realise that it refers to you also as the Israel of today.

These verses show the great love God has for us with great assurance that He will always be with us irrespective of the circumstances because we are precious to Him. No wonder Moses pleaded that God’s presence should go with him and the Israelites in their journey from Egypt to the promise land (Exodus 33:13-18). God considered the three Hebrews in Babylon precious to Him because of their steadfastness to worship and serve Him alone (Daniel 3:14-21). He was with them in the fiery furnace and suspended the power of fire to consume them because they, are precious (Daniel 3:23-27). Likewise, Daniel was taken care of in the lions’ den as an indicator that he is precious to God for Daniel believed in God (Daniel 6:16-23).

Things that are precious to us are well taken care of in terms of protection, guidance, and wise use. Thieves are prevented from precious things and ones, amongst others by humans. How much more God who has good thought towards us(Jcremiah29:11). His thoughts towards the precious ones are revealed in Isaiah 43:2-4.

In strange waters of life, God promised to be with you, rivers will not overflow you, strange fire will not burn you. Sec yourself in the light of this truth as you believe His words as the Israel of today. Why all these benefits? Simply, it is because you are Precious before God, especially when you have given your life to Christ Jesus (Zechariah 2:8; 1 Peter 2:9). You need to be SAVED from sin to become PRECIOUS before God (2 Cor5:17; John 1:12;2 Tim 2:19-21; Acts 3:19).

Do not just be attending church hiding and pretending to be a Christian, but be indeed a child of God by accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour NOW through your confession of sins and plea for mercy unto forgiveness (Proverbs 28:13;I John1:8-9; Romans 10:9-11). Do not allow evil to be found in you such as hatred, gossiping, lies, pride that disqualifies you for being precious to God and in otherwise you end in hell or taken away before your time (Rev 21:27).

We are precious to God because He bought us with a price and so glorify God in your body (I Cor 6:19-20; Rev 5: 9; 4:11.)

  • He put a mark of ownership on us. Remember Cain was marked by God unto punishment for killing his brother (Genesis 4:15). Why can’t you attract God’s mark unto goodness (Gal 6: 17).

God sealed us with the Holy Spirit of promise (Eph 1:13). The seal of God on you will allow nobody or power to do you evil (Psalm 105: 12-15). The devil throws all evil things on your path to entice you such that you fall away from grace. Brethren, please be watchful, prayerful and resist the devil always (1 Peter 5:8-9).

Benefits of Being Precious to God

  • God will deliver you form all dangers (Isa 43:2; Psalm 121:3-8; Psalm 16:8)
  • Some will die in your stead (Isa 43:4b;2 Peter 2:7-9)
  • God will raise hep for you through humans (Isa 43:4b; I Chronicles 12:19-22; Isa 50:7)
  • God will deliver you from sudden death and pestilences (Psalm 91:1-3; Phil 2:25-28.)

Conclusion

Be consistent in your walk with God in holiness, faithfulness and obedience. God will go to any extent to act for good of any of His children because they are precious in His sight (2 Peter2:9; Genesis 18:23-26). Be and remain precious in God’s sight as you submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. These following prayer points will be of benefit to be more precious before the Lord.

Read the following Bible verses before you pray.

Proverbs 20: 15, Romans 5: 8, 1 Peter 3: 4, 2 Peter 1: 19, Hebrews 1: 14, Mathew 3: 17, Titus 3: 5, Psalm 139: 13-16, Luke 8: 49-50, Psalm 23: 6, Isaiah 43: 4, Jeremiah 2: 1-25.

Prayer Point 1: Father, I thank You for making me precious before You and count me worthy to be alive and Your child. Accept my Thanks in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Favour me as I set out for work today O God.

Prayer Point 2: Lord Jesus, I thank You for sparing my life and the lives of my family members from evil and satanic agents. Let my thanksgiving be acceptable today in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus I need Your precious favour I am going for work today.

Prayer Point 3: Almighty God, cleanse me from any iniquity that has devalued my integrity before from this moment in the name of Jesus Christ. Let Your precious favour cover me as I step our for business today.

Prayer Point 4: O God, make me and all that concerns precious and valuable before You now in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. You precious favour will not depart from me today.

Prayer Point 5: Eternal God, count me worthy for Your work and glory from this moment and forevermore in the special name of Jesus Christ. I will find Your precious favour today O Lord.

Prayer Point 6: Jesus Christ, let me be more precious for Your service and Your work from today in the gracious Lord in the name of Jesus Christ. God, let Your precious favour be upon me today.

Prayer Point 7: Gracious Father, place Your high value on me anywhere I find myself and let Your glory shine on me always in the special name of Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus, shower me with Your precious favour today.

Prayer Point 8: Lord, let plant Your love, tenderness, reverence and worth in my heart and let them reflect from today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Today, let my business receive precious favour.

Prayer Point 9: My Lord, let your precious glory radiant on me from this present in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Today, as I go out, let my trading receive precious favour.

Prayer Point 10: My God, let Your valuable grace be upon my family, job, career, academics, business and so on in the special name of Jesus Christ. God, let my job receive precious favour.

Prayer Point 11: Almighty Father, make my life like a tree planted beside seaside that is always nourished in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Lord, let me receive precious favour at this interview.

Prayer Point 12: Lord Jesus, place the Spirit of honour and respect on me from today in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus, let me receive precious favour in this examination today.

Prayer Point 13: Jesus, let the power of honour be upon me from this moment in the name of Jesus Christ. Father, let me receive precious favour at this test today.

Prayer Point 14: God, let the anointing of respect and reverence be upon my life and the lives of my loved ones from today in the gracious name of Jesus Christ. Today, let Your precious favour speak goodness for me.

Prayer Point 15: Everlasting God, speak value and love to my life today in the name of Jesus Christ. My God, As I set out today, Your precious favour must follow my path to the glory.

Prayer Point 16: Jesus, any place I find myself, let the Spirit of priceless value and preciousness be radiant upon me in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus, I command Your precious favour to work for my today.

Prayer Point 17: Jesus Christ, let the power of value and worth be upon me always from now in the name of Jesus Christ. Let Your precious favour stand in gap for me today to settle my difficult matter.

Prayer Point 18: Jesus, deal with the evil power that wants to rubbish my value and preciousness in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. As I am going out today, let Your precious favour walk with me.

Prayer Point 19: I thank God for listening to my requests and granting them. I give you You all the glory in the name of Jesus Christ. God, make and all that concerns me find precious favour today.

Prayer Point 20: I praise You O God for the value and preciousness that will not fail from today in my life and family in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Thank You for granting me the precious favour today.