1 Samuel 3:1 “And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.”
The word “precious” means rare, valuable, important, and greatly loved.
The Word of God was considered to be highly valued in the days of
Samuel. It was a rare thing, and greatly coveted to have a copy of the Scriptures. If you were to go to a third world country, you would see that the Word of God has been outlawed in the majority of them. Many people are persecuted, and even killed, for having possession of just a few pages of the Word of God. The Bible is a prized possession in these places. You can find videos on the internet of village people hugging the Bibles smuggled into the tribe.
Meanwhile, in America, young people have several copies of the Word of God. Some in their car, others on their nightstand, some in their lockers. But do we hold the Word of God as something truly precious? Do we value it for what it really is? Or does it stay in its usual place collecting dust?
The Bible is Precious for its Pages.
It holds the very Words of God. It is a love letter documented for His children.
The Bible is Precious for its Presence.
God’s Word is what brought Samuel to Him.
The Bible is Precious for its Power.
God’s Word changes lives.
The Bible is precious for its Purpose.
The Word of God allowed Samuel to grow. God’s purpose for His Word is so that we can grow. How precious is your Bible to you?
Youth Pastor | Assistant Pastor
Clays Mill Baptist Church