I received an unexpected monetary gift from a friend, and in the midst of a busy week, I left it in the kitchen table with the intention of taking it to the bank later. When I went back for it, it wasn’t there. I looked all over the house, everywhere I could think, but it was nowhere. I was stressed.
We’ve all lost things, and when it’s something valuable, we go to all sorts of effort to find it. Proverbs speaks of searching for something precious.
“If you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” (Proverbs 2:4,5).
The “it” in this passage is wisdom. Where do we find it? It’s in God’s Word. We’re willing to search our whole house for missing treasure, yet why are we reluctant to search the Bible for spiritual treasures? Take a moment to gauge your desire to seek for the hidden treasures found in your Bible.
Late in the evening I noticed the trash man had not emptied one of our cans. After digging through my family trash can, I found that wonderful generous gift my friend had provided. I was overjoyed and thanked the Lord!
But let’s be even more joyful that our Lord has wonderful, life-giving treasures just waiting for us. How much digging in God’s Word will you do this week?