You are a jewel.


There is an interesting word study based around Isaiah 60 and 61. Isaiah 60:1-2 (Amp.) says, "Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you; rise to a new life]! Shine - be radiant with the glory of the Lord; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you!"


I am told that the Hebrew language infers that this verse refers to a gem or a jewel that has been clouded with some sort of film so that it no longer shone. Then in Isaiah 61:1 the word "bound" is used. "Bound" in Hebrew infers that a gem has ceased to shine or to glow. Isaiah 61:1 further says that Jesus’ mission statement is to "open the prison to them that our bound," or in other words, polish the gem that has ceased to shine.


You and I are already jewels, or God’s gem stones, because He lives in us. Now He wants to polish us so that our real purpose can be manifested, to shine for Him! He is going to polish off our "junk" so that we can shine as a "jewel."



Larry Chkoreff - January, 2002