Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Gift Worth Searching For

If you were told you had treasure of great worth hidden on your property, would you put off looking for it until you considered it worthy of your time?

Or would you immediately begin asking questions about its location and begin diligently searching for it right away?

Personally, I’d fall on my knees crying out, begging for information about how I could find the treasure to make it my own. And I wouldn’t stop asking and searching until I found it.

Photo by Trocaire (Flickr)
With that thought in mind, consider Proverbs 2:3-5 (NASB):
:3 For if you cry for discernment, 
    Lift your voice for understanding; 
:4 If you seek her as silver 
    And search for her as for hidden treasures;  
:5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD 
    And discover the knowledge of God

Here’s the point: if we were to value true discernment (God’s wisdom) as much as we value silver and hidden treasure, how much different would our lives look?

One of the easiest ways to obtain true Wisdom is by reading the Bible. However, I worry that many of us take God’s Word for granted. That we don’t realize how much we need our heavenly Father’s counsel for every area of our lives. Because if we truly valued Wisdom for what it is, we would spend every possible minute seeking it – as if we were indeed seeking the greatest treasure of all.

Question: How much would it bother you if you weren’t allowed to own a Bible?

Could it be that we’re spoiled by easy access to Scripture; therefore, the Bible doesn’t have the same appeal for us as it does in oppressed nations? What if (in a way) we had to actually dig for even one page of this great Treasure. Would it be worthy of our time?

If it came down to it, would we do whatever it took to get hold of a Bible? Even if it meant risking our lives?

Thankfully, we don’t have to – at least not yet.

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  1. Your Bio picture is Stunning, Sheryl!! Really God-Awesome!!!

    1. Thank you, Denise. How sweet. However, I must admit the photo is at least six years old. I hope to have another headshot done soon. But, still, I appreciate the compliment!!
      Also, THANK you for stopping by. I hope you do it again and offer any insights, etc. about the message. I love reading your passionate posts about your love for Jesus on Facebook.


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