Read: Psalm 8
The largest diamond ever found on earth is the Cullinan Diamond, at over 3,100 carats. Astronomers discovered a star in space that has cooled and compressed into a giant diamond. How many carats would there be in the cosmic diamond? Probably 10 billion trillion trillion carats!
Diamonds are valued for their rarity, beauty, and durability. We often hear people say, “Diamonds are forever.” God is not captivated by diamonds. To Him there is something far more precious. David marvelled at the great value God had set on human beings: “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honour” (Ps. 8:4-5).
In fact, God placed such a high value on us that it cost Him greatly to buy our redemption. The purchase price was the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 1:18-19). Jesus Himself said regarding the value of one soul: “What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Matt. 16:26). If God places such a high value on us, we should also place a high value on the people He has brought into our lives. Reach out to the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bring them before the Lord in prayer. Ask God to show you how each person is more precious and priceless than the most costly jewel in the universe.