You Are a Crown Jewel

A devotion on Zechariah 9:16

The LORD their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they are like the jewels of a crown, lifted on high over his land.
–Zechariah 9:16

Today’s verse is one of God’s many promises that He is the God who is completely loyal to those who are His.

When you read the entire book of Zechariah, from which today’s verse comes, you discover that God gave the Israelites victory over strong and seemingly unbeatable armies. In doing so, God’s people enjoyed restoration and a double portion of His blessings.

But why would God do that? Hadn’t Israel been defiant and disobedient?

Yes, but the God of blessings is also the God of grace and mercy. When we look to Him for our every need, He treats us like the treasured jewels we are to Him.

Don’t try to do life on your own. Look up to God and receive the living hope found only in His Son, Jesus.

As God gave victory to the Israelites, He will give you victory over the most difficult and painful situations life throws your way. So go ahead — give your burdens to the Lord and watch Him overcome anyone and anything Satan tries to use to destroy you.

Let God lift you high like a jeweled crown He wears, keeping you safe and protected.

Prayer

God in Heaven, Thank You for considering me a priceless and treasured jewel. Thank You for saving me, for lifting me on high, and for the blessings You bring to my life. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Reflection

How can I be a “crown jewel” today among my friends and others?