Elder Chris points out that there are words in the Bible that are used in different ways than today. Precious is often viewed as beautiful or cute. But in the Bible it is considered valuable, priceless, scarce and rare. He turns to James where he writes to a persecuted people and encourages them that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming, but there is still precious fruit to be born out before he comes. While we wait for the last child of promise to be born again we should build on Christ, a true and tried cornerstone, who is precious to us.