Then & Now - Week of May 23

  • 2022 23 May

God Loves Whom He Treasures

John 10:28

Think about the most valuable gift you've been given.

A watch from a grandfather.

A new car.

A diamond necklace or bracelet.

An electronic gadget.

If you get something really valuable as a gift—what do you do with it? You protect it. You keep it safe. You might even buy insurance for it.

Did you know that if you are a believer, you are God's most precious treasure. And because you're God's treasure, guess what?

God doesn't lose what He treasures. This tells you once you've put your faith in Him, He keeps you. In the gospel of John, Jesus said that not only are you kept safe in Jesus hands, but you're kept safe in God's hands as well. Jesus also said that all those who have been given to Him by God—those who choose to put their faith in Jesus—will never be lost. They won't be cast out. They won't be forgotten.

This is how much Jesus loves you. Maybe today you're feeling down or discouraged. Know this. You're safe and secure in the arms of Jesus. HE loves you unconconditionally. Despite what you've done for Him or what you will do.

Romans 8:38-39 says that nothing can separate you from God's love. Nothing.

Daniel Darling is an author, pastor, and public speaker. His latest book is Crash Course, Forming a Faith Foundation for Life. Visit him on Facebook by clicking here, follow on him on Twitter at, or check out his website:

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