Today’s reading: James 1:17-18 (NLT); James 1:17-18 (ESV); James 1:17-18 (MSG)

God’s exceptional love and goodness came across loud and clear to me as I read James 1:17-18. I was particularly drawn to verse 18 and its description of how God views mankind. I looked up these verses in several versions of the Bible and found these beautiful descriptive words for us, God’s creation, in each.

  • New Living Translation: prized possession
  • English Standard Version: a kind of firstfruits
  • The Message: the crown of all his creatures

What an excellent and uplifting reminder of just how much God loves you and me. Thank You, God, for Your great and never ending love!

Do you think of and view yourself as being treasured by God? What does James 1:17-18 convey about the special place we hold in God’s heart? What do these verses reveal about the extreme love He has for you? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog