Ephesians 1:18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance IN the saints...
Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
I feel like that part of Ephesians was illuminated like a sky full of fireworks for me the other night. The passage refers to us, the saints, as God's inheritance. He considers us something to be cherished. Thinking about a lot of the things Jesus said when compared to that take on a whole new life. I think God tests us to produce faith and trust in us and that to him is the pearl of greatest price. We are a pearl hidden in a field. If you just glance at it you don't see it but God peers into the very core of who we are and sees value and worth. He sees things not as man sees them. Let's be thankful.