Which is the odd one out?

  • Gemstones
  • Christ’s blood
  • Marriage
  • God’s promises

None of them.

They all have one thing in common. The New Testament describes them all with the same Greek adjective τίμιος, usually translated either as “precious” or “honorable.”

  • Precious gemstones (1 Cor. 3:12)
  • Precious blood of Christ (1 Pet. 1:19)
  • Honorable marriage (Heb. 11:4)
  • Precious promises of God (2 Pet. 1:4)

God puts marriage in the same league as precious gemstones, the precious promises of God, and the precious blood of Christ.