On a special March evening, I spoke over my son and his bride a short message God had directed me to share. I thought the message the Lord had given me was specifically for the wedding reception, but little did I know how God was going to develop and use it. As I held my wife’s hand that evening, feeling the diamond ring on her finger, I knew God had been preparing us through decades of our own marriage to impart something special into our son and his bride, Tessa—his diamond.

Diamonds are beautiful and strong. They are highly sought after and increasingly valuable. To the world, diamonds could almost become cliché when it comes to marriage. But God is never cliché. He created diamonds as marvelous examples of extreme beauty combined with extreme strength. 

To this day, diamonds are the most valuable, precious gems of all of the gemstones. And what does the Bible have to say about gems? Proverbs 31:10 says, “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” A diamond’s value, their preciousness, and their rarity is far above rubies. Amplified Bible Classic says it this way, “A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman—who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.” This virtuous woman is the diamond in your household of faith.

If the value of a diamond is far above the value of all the other gemstones, we can infer the diamond is over all the other gems. Isaiah 54:11 says, “I will set your stones in fair colors [in antimony to enhance their brilliance] and lay your foundations with sapphires. And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones” (AMPC).

When it says foundations, windows, gates, and walls, it is literally talking about your home and your household! These gems in your household are what the master gem—your diamond—will be over. These are the gems that the Lord furnishes your diamond with to build a household. Your home and your family are designed, built, and equipped with each of these gems, and the diamond is set at the top.