God's jewels

(Alexander Moody Stuart)

"They will be mine," says the Lord Almighty, "in the
 day when I make up my jewels." Malachi 3:17

Here and there, amid the turmoil of a world that
knows not God--humble believers may be found
--pilgrims and strangers--dwelling in the world and
using it, but not of it; born of another parentage
from those around them; leading a life peculiar to
themselves, secret in its essence, but manifest in
its workings and its fruits. These are God's jewels,
which He is gathering, and preparing, and polishing
for Himself.