God’s Treasure Box

When I was a small boy, I remember one of my daydreams in which, after very little effort, I would discover some kind of buried treasure. How it ever got there and how I knew where to look were immaterial to me; the joy of discovery stirred my heart. Since that time I have found that God has his own treasure box, the Holy Bible, filled with wisdom and instruction, some as gold nuggets lying on the surface, some deeper down, in need of digging to discover. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine (teaching), for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17) No one, who has ever spent their lifetime studying the Bible, has ever said that they had found all there is in it and nothing more was left to find. The Bible is one of the ways that God has chosen to reveal himself to mankind. It is a history book, it contains the wisdom of Solomon, it is a song book, it is a book of poetry, it is a teaching book, it is a book of prophesy, and, ask anyone who’s life has been changed by God, it contains the words of life. Its riches are freely given to those who seek after them. But even the apostle Peter stated that Paul wrote “some things which are hard  to be understood”. (2 Pet. 3:16) Thus it is for many who just open the Book to read it and feel like they’re reading the original Hebrew or Greek. It doesn’t make sense. I’ve heard the testimonies of many who found that until they had a born-again experience, they couldn’t make heads or tails of it, but afterward, it became crystal clear and they devoured it. Luke 24:45 says, “Then opened he their understanding that they might understand the scriptures”. Though the Bible is written for all, it is more a matter of who will receive the treasure therein and who will not. “Blessed are your eyes for they see; and your ears, for they hear”. (Matt.13:16) God’s eternal treasure, it’s worth searching today.

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