Treasure bespeaks of riches. My 8-year old son would always light up in excitement when he sees a treasure map or a treasure chest. He would usually role-play that he is a treasure hunter searching for that great treasure in a forest. He would ask me to print out a treasure map and then he would happily go playing in search of the treasure. Sometimes, he even digs out the ground outside of our house in search of the treasure. And he says, if he found the treasure, he would have many jewels, be rich, and buy the things he likes! That is the idea of a treasure. Treasure is most coveted. But a treasure is not easily found. It has to be searched. Like diamonds and precious stones which are dug out from deep inside the earth, any treasure has to be thoroughly searched. A serious and painstaking effort of digging and searching.
Any treasure is worth digging for! And it is especailly true of the Word of God, the Bible. Have you ever thought of God’s Word as the greatest treasure you could ever have? It is a treasure that is incomparable to anything else. It gives fullness of life where no other earthly treasure could ever give to anyone. Not even great wealth or riches could give fullness of life.
But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth.’ ” – Matthew 4:4 (WEB)
God’s Word is worth digging for! The Bible, God’s Word, is a treasure. It gives man the wisdom to live a peaceful and blessed life.
But he said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.” – Luke 11:28 (WEB)
If man could spend by the millions to dig out treasures and precious stones on earth, why not spend the same strength and time to dig out a more lasting treasure? Dig into His Word! It is free. It will not cost you fortunes. On the contrary, it will give you riches and life! Search the Scripture like you are searching for a treasure because only then you can discover and uncover precious truth for living. When you treat the Word of God as a treasure, you have that deep yearning for it. You see its value that surpasses wealth. And when you take hold of it, open it, and read it, you do not just stay on its surface. You go deep under every word and mine for the precious truth it teaches. You are not content with just mere reading but you spend time to study, understand, and seek for more. Why? Because you believe that God’s Word is life’s treasure.
“Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that each person who belongs to God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (WEB)
“Yahweh’s law is perfect, restoring the soul.Yahweh’s covenant is sure, making wise the simple.Yahweh’s precepts are right, rejoicing the heart.Yahweh’s commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring forever.Yahweh’s ordinances are true, and righteous altogether. They are more to be desired than gold, yes, than much fine gold,sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.” – Psalm 19:7-10 (WEB)