Finding The True Treasure

Finding The True Treasure

Tales of buried treasure have captured imaginations for centuries, though such discoveries rarely happen. But Jesus tells of a treasure accessible to all who confess their sins and receive and follow Him (John 1:12).

I will dwell in the house of the Lord

We’ll never come to an end of that treasure. As we leave our old lives and pursue God and His purposes, we encounter His worth. Through “the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7), God offers us treasure beyond imagination—new life as His sons and daughters, new purpose on earth, and the incomprehensible joy of eternity with Him.

Consider this strory, John and Mary were walking their dog on their property when they stumbled on a rusty can partially unearthed by recent rains. They took the can home and opened it, discovering a cache of gold coins over a century old! The couple returned to the spot and located seven more cans containing 1,427 coins in all. Then they protected their treasure by reburying it elsewhere.

The cache of coins (valued at $10 million) is called the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the largest find of its kind in US history. The story is strikingly reminiscent of a parable Jesus told: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field” (Matthew 13:44).
How are you treasuring your relationship with God? How can you share that treasure with others? "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field." Matthew 13:44

You are our greatest treasure, Jesus. We praise You for giving Your life for us on the cross so that we could find forgiveness and find new life in You, and all that we can say is Thank You. And it's in Your name we pray. Amen!

Today's Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46

Bible in a Year: 2 Chronicles 23–24; John 15

Reference : Our Daily Bread By James Banks
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