“My child, keep my words and treasure up my commands in your own keeping. 2 Keep my commands so that you may live, and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.”
“If you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
“My goal is that their hearts, having been knit together in love, may be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
We can go our entire lives searching for treasure – what our hearts long for. Yet all the while it is right in front of us, sitting on a shelf, gathering dust.
Imagine finding a treasure and looking at it and taking just one piece of the treasure out, then leaving it there. The treasure would not benefit us and would not be shared with anyone else, either. In this fast-paced world, we can step over the greatest treasure and miss it, if we are not careful.
What are the various gems in this treasure chest? Understanding. Why is it that our eyes were opened to be able to comprehend what God has done? Knowledge. Adding to our understanding, more and more knowledge of Him and the ability to see our sins and His grace. Wisdom. Knowledge applied and used for God’s glory. Peace. Souls at rest no matter what is transpiring around us. Salvation. The penalty for our sins removed – our guilt stains washed away! Communion with God. being able to fellowship with Jesus and go to Him anytime. Forgiveness. All of our guilt washed away. Grace. Strength to live for Jesus. Healing. Changed hearts and minds yielded to Him, delivered from the burdens of this world. Assurance. The sweetest jewel – assurance that we will be with Him for all eternity lasts longer than any temporary treasure on this earth.
On and on the precious gems to be found. To some the Bible is a book of rules, void of life. To those who have recognized it’s worth, it is the greatest gift God has given to us. Boundaries set to free us, counsel to comfort us, His word a lamp to guide us.
To be able to know the God of this universe and fellowship with Him is the greatest treasure given to mankind, but often we accept what is more tangible as a substitute and miss out on the gold He has for us. No where else will we be able to find such a treasure, that supplies all our needs to each individual.
Lord, we delight in You! Thank You for the treasure of Your most precious Son! Help us to seek You without ceasing and to daily,moment by moment bask in your Word.