“And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men,
but is choice and precious in the sight of God…
This precious value, then, is for you who believe…”
1 Peter 2:4, 7
Is a pearl any less precious if it is dropped into a pig’s pen than when it is found on a ring on the finger of the most famous and rich? No! The value of the pearl is not in the eye of the beholder or where it’s found, but in its intrinsic worth based on its very composition.
If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and have asked Him to live through you, then you are a choice and precious stone in the eyes of God. Whether you live in squalor, or castles; with unbelievers, or other believers; with the approval of men or the disapproval of all – doesn’t matter to God. If you believe and commit, then you are His and you are choice and precious!
The question then becomes, do you want to continue to reside with the pigs or are you ready to be worn with pride by your Father in heaven? He will polish you with the word of God and cleanse you with life’s tough circumstances. Men may hate you, friends may reject you, but you will be cherished, precious, cared for by the One who created you and loves you.