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                                         The Lords Jewels         Mal 3:16-17     1/13/08  p.m.

Mal 3:16-17

16     Then those who feared the Lord  spoke to one another,

     And the Lord listened and heard them;

     So a book of remembrance was written before Him

     For those who fear the Lord

     And who 5meditate on His name.

17     “They  shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,

     “On the day that I make them My  jewels. 6

     And I will spare them

     As a man spares his own son who serves him.”

KJV       Mal 3:16-17


Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels ; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

Why would God keep a written record of your faithfulness and call YOU HIS JEWELS?


            Because others SEE JESUS thru you & this GLORIFIES GOD THE FATHER!           


Mal. 3:16   Then those who feared the Lord  spoke to one another,

                                    And the Lord listened and heard them;

                                    So  a book of remembrance was written before Him

                                    For those who fear the Lord

                                    And who meditate on His name.

Mt 5:16   Let your light so shine before men,  that they may see your good works and  glorify your Father in heaven.

God’s  jewels are those who fear the Lord


1fear \ˈfir\ vt

[ME feren, fr. OE f+̄ran, fr. fæ<1>r] bef. 12c

1           archaic frighten

2           archaic to feel fear in (oneself)

3           to have a reverential awe offear God〉

4           to be afraid of expect with alarm 〈fear the worst〉 vi to be afraid or apprehensive 〈feared for their lives〉 — fear•er n


2fear n

[ME fer, fr. OE f+̄r sudden danger; akin to OHG fāra ambush and perh. to L periculum attempt, peril, Gk peiran to attempt] 12c

1     a      an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

     b     (1) an instance of this emotion

          (2) a state marked by this emotion

2           anxious concern solicitude

3           profound reverence and awe esp. toward God

4           reason for alarm danger

syn fear, dread, fright, alarm, panic, terror, trepidation mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. fear is the most general term and implies anxiety and usu. loss of courage 〈fear of the unknown〉. dread usu. adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person or situation and suggests aversion as well as anxiety 〈faced the meeting with dread〉. fright implies the shock of sudden, startling fear 〈fright at being awakened suddenly〉. alarm suggests a sudden and intense awareness of immediate danger 〈view the situation with alarm〉. panic implies unreasoning and overmastering fear causing hysterical activity 〈the news caused widespread panic〉. terror implies the most extreme degree of fear 〈immobilized with terror〉. trepidation adds to dread the implications of timidity, trembling, and hesitation 〈raised the subject with trepidation〉.

Merriam-Webster, Inc: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Eleventh ed. Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003

Abraham feared the Lord

Ge 22:12

12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for  now I know that you fear God, since you have not  withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

Faith made perfect-complete

Jas 2:21-23     

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works  when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see  that faith was working together with his works, and by  works faith was made 9perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says,  “Abraham believed God, and it was  accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.


Noah, Enoch, Jacob, Job, Moses, Caleb, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, The 3 Hebrew Children, Samuel, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, The Disciples of Christ

all these feared God.


Certainly God hears you - His jewels

Ps 66:16-20    

16     Come and hear, all you who fear God,

     And I will declare what He has done for my soul.  (A witness)

17     I cried to Him with my mouth, (seek, pray)

     And He was 4extolled (praised) with my tongue.  (thanks)

18     If I regard iniquity in my heart, (confession & repentance)

     The Lord will not hear.

19     But certainly God  has heard me;

     He has attended to the voice of my prayer.

20     Blessed be God,

     Who has not turned away my prayer,

     Nor His mercy from me!

God’s  jewels are those who speak to one another


Those who speak to one another encourage one another


Heb 3:13-14   but 2exhort (encourage) one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,


Those who speak to one another;  consider one another, stir up love and good works, don’t forsake each other, but encourage one another more as they understand the times in which we live.  


Heb 10:24-25

24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25  not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and  so much the more as you see  the Day approaching.

God’s  jewels are those who meditate on His name



med•i•tate \ˈme-də-ˌtāt\ vb

-tat•ed; -tat•ing [L meditatus, pp. of meditari, freq. of medēri to remedy — more at medical] vi 1560

1           to engage in contemplation or reflection

2           to engage in mental exercise (as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness vt

1           to focus one’s thoughts on : reflect on or ponder over

2           to plan or project in the mind intend, purpose syn see ponder — med•i•ta•tor \-ˌtā-tər\ n

Merriam-Webster, Inc: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Eleventh ed. Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003


2803 חָשַׁב, חֹשֵׁב [chashab /khaw·shab/] v. A primitive root; TWOT 767; GK 3108 and 3110; 124 occurrences; AV translates as “count” 23 times, “devise” 22 times, “think” 18 times, “imagine” nine times, “cunning” eight times, “reckon” seven times, “purpose” six times, “esteem” six times, “account” five times, “impute” four times, “forecast” twice, “regard” twice, “workman” twice, “conceived” once, and translated miscellaneously nine times. 1 to think, plan, esteem, calculate, invent, make a judgment, imagine, count. 1a (Qal). 1a1 to think, account. 1a2 to plan, devise, mean. 1a3 to charge, impute, reckon. 1a4 to esteem, value, regard. 1a5 to invent. 1b (Niphal). 1b1 to be accounted, be thought, be esteemed. 1b2 to be computed, be reckoned. 1b3 to be imputed. 1c (Piel). 1c1 to think upon, consider, be mindful of. 1c2 to think to do, devise, plan. 1c3 to count, reckon. 1d (Hithpael) to be considered.[1]

To meditate on His name is;

meditation of my heart

meditate on You

meditate on all Your work

meditate on Your precepts

meditates on Your statutes

meditate on Your wonderful works.

Your testimonies are my meditation

meditate on Your word

meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty

things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things


Those who meditate on His name are those that are mindful of God, His commands, truths, precepts and teachings in a real effort to live according to them.


 Jos 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but  you 3shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 

Those who meditate on His name are to be encouraged

Jos 1:99  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage;  do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Those who meditate on His name are BLESSED

Ps 1:1-2

1     Blessed  is the man

     Who walks not in the counsel of the 1ungodly,

Nor stands in the path of sinners,

 Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2     But  his delight is in the law of the Lord,

God to His jewels - YOU are MINE,

Ex 19:5-6

Now  therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then  you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a  kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”

You shall be a special treasure to Me above all people

            A child of the King

            A child of God

            The remnant










            First fruits

            Vessels of honor

            The elect









            Born again

            Born from above

            Born of God


Mal 3:16-17

17     “They  shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,

                                    “On the day that I make them My  jewels. 

17     “They  shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,

                                    “On the day that I make them My   ______ special treasure _____. 




5 Or esteem

6 Lit. special treasure

9 complete

4 praised

2 encourage

v v: verb

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[1]Strong, James: The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : Showing Every Word of the Text of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurrence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed. Ontario : Woodside Bible Fellowship., 1996, S. H2803

3 you shall be constantly in

1 wicked

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