a fine day to go treasure hunting.
“I rejoice in Your word like one who discovers a great treasure.” Psalm 119:162 NLT
If we were to be digging in our backyards and discovered a chest full of gold buried there, we would undoubtedly be overjoyed, celebrate, and tell everyone we know about our good fortune. It is simply human nature to want to share the news of our good fortune with others.
The Holy Bible could be our “spiritual backyard” even though there is a huge difference between the Bible and the dirt that lies behind our houses. While one may contain buried treasure, the other definitely has treasure within and discovering it is a lot easier than digging holes in the dirt with a shovel.
Within the pages of the Bible is a wealth of the wisdom of God. Easily discovered within the words written there are precious gems in the form of instructions on how to live our lives in a manner that is pleasing to God. We don’t have to dig very long or very hard to uncover the sparkling radiance of the truth. Our hands don’t need to become soiled as we reveal the gleaming nuggets of joy, happiness, and love that are scattered everywhere we look.
The value of the treasures that are within the pages of this wonderful discovery is beyond calculation. Mere humans could never count high enough to determine the ultimate value of what we discover with a little digging.
Many treasure hunts turn out to be wild goose chases as men and women trace bits and pieces of history trying to locate valuable gold, jewelry, or other items lost or buried centuries ago.
Not so with the Bible. Each and every individual who picks up this wonderful “treasure chest” is guaranteed to discover wealth beyond their wildest dreams inside. All that is required is an open heart instead of a sharp shovel. All we need is a little of our time each day instead of our sweat and our aching muscles.
And when we make discoveries, as we will each day, we should rejoice and share the wealth with those around us.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson