7 Things the Bible says we should treasure, cherish, and hold dear.
What does the Bible say we should treasure? What should we treasure in life?
Many of us know that we should treasure what we have, but what else should we treasure?
#1 We should Treasure God
Matthew 6:33, KJV Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
See also: Make Jesus Your First Priority ; Bible Verses about Earthly Treasures ;
What Makes God Happy? ; What Makes God Sad?
#2 We should Treasure Other People (Including our Family & Friends!)
1 Corinthians 13:1, NCV I may speak in different languages of people or even angels. But if I do not have love, I am only a noisy bell or a crashing cymbal.
1 John 3:18, NLT Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
Charity begins at home…
1 Timothy 5:8, NLT But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.
1 John 4:7, NLT Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. See also: Bible Verses about Serving God and Others
#3 We should Treasure Justice
Isaiah 1:17, NIV Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
Matthew 25:40, NIV “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
James 2:8, NIV If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
See also: Bible Verses about Justice ; Bible Verses about Injustice
#4 We should Treasure Mercy
Micah 6:8, NIV He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Matthew 5:7, ESV Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Psalm 23:6, ESV Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
See also: Bible Verses about Being Merciful & Showing Mercy
#5 We should Treasure our time with God – now and eternally
Psalm 16:11, ESV You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 119:11, ESV Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
Psalm 119:14, NIV I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
Psalm 119:162, NLT I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
See also: Spending Time in the Secret Place
#6a We should Treasure what we have (1) – Especially priceless gifts that money cannot buy!
Psalm 103:1, NLT Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
See also: Bible Verse about Having a Thankful Heart ; Bible Verses about Having a Positive Attitude
#6b We should Treasure what we have (2) – We should treasure the gift of life
Ecclesiastes 9:4, NIV Anyone who is among the living has hope – even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
Psalm 118:24, ESV This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
See also: Bible Verses about Living in the Present ; Bible Verses about Life Being Precious ; Bible Verses about Being Precious to God ; Bible Verses for a Bad Day
#7 We should Treasure Wisdom and Understanding
Proverbs 3:13-14, NCV Happy is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gets understanding. Wisdom is worth more than silver; it brings more profit than gold.
Proverbs 2:2-5, NLT Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God.
See also: Examples of Wisdom in the Bible & in Everyday Life
Philippians 3:14, ESV I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends!
Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com