Scripture Sabbath: Exodus 19:5 – A Peculiar Treasure

Scripture Sabbath Challenge

Throughout the scriptures, we find the command to study, to meditate, to teach, the words found in the scriptures.There is also a day set apart as a day to gather together and worship our God.

The Challenge

Once a week, on your day of worship, whenever it is, share a scripture with your fellow bloggers. It can be one you’ve been studying for a while, one you’ve just rediscovered, an old favorite, etc.

Include the tag and/or category “Scripture Sabbath” in your post, so we can all share in what has made an impact on your life this week.

And, if you’re willing, come back here and share your post link in the comments, either on this page or any of my Scripture Sabbath posts.

My Scripture – Exodus 19:5

“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:” (emphasis added)

Elder Russell M. Nelson, recently called as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, once explained that “in the Old Testament, the Hebrew term from which peculiar was translated is segullahwhich means valued property or treasure. In the New Testament, the Greek term from whichpeculiar was translated is peripoiesis, which means possession or an obtaining. Thus we see that the scriptural term ‘peculiar’ signifies valued treasure made or selected by God. For us to be identified by servants of the Lord as his peculiar people is a compliment of the highest order.”

A valued treasure made or selected by God. We are told in the scriptures that we are created in His image. We have been given this wonderful promise. Out of everything in this world that He has created, we will be the peculiar treasure if we are obedient and keep His covenant and commandments.

What a special, divine worth.

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