Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tips For Triumphant Living -- Treasure Hunting

I remember the first time I read Proverbs 2:1-5. It gave me a different perspective on God’s Word. It says, "My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

Sounds like a treasure hunt to me. What fun! But this is no ordinary treasure hunt. Rather, we have the ability to discover the knowledge of God! Amazing! One catch—we need to search for it. And it can't be a halfhearted investigation; it must be an intense pursuit.

If a close friend we trust and admire came to our door and told us that she has absolute proof that treasure has been buried in our back yard, we’d listen wouldn’t we? We’d head straight for the shed, grab a shovel and start digging.

Why then when we’re offered an incredible treasure--the knowledge of God—do we put off reading His Word, glance at it casually, even refuse to study it? There’s treasure to be had, but evidently we don’t believe it. I can think of no other explanation. Possibly we haven’t looked at it from God's perspective.

I’m convinced that if God said it, then it’s true. Imagine what our lives could be like if we fully grasped this basic truth. We’d be rich . . . in what truly matters. We’d possess wisdom, understanding of the Lord and the knowledge of God. Life would take on a whole new tenor.

I’m going on a treasure hunt. How about you?

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Anonymous8:30 PM

    So true. And the treasure hunt must include all the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Every time I read it I find new treasures and it amazes me how it is all connected from beginning to end. God repeats things over and over again but I feel we are not listening.
    Julie from Idleyld Park

  2. Hi Julie.

    Say, you don't live far from me. Beautiful place to live. :-)

    That's one of the amazing things about God's Word--it never gets old--there's always lots to discover.

    Christians need to be praying for each other. We all have trials and dry spells when God seems far away.

    I use a prayer journal. I have so many things I need to pray about that I can't do them all on one day so I divide them into different prayers on different days. And in the back of the journal I write down answered prayers. It's very encouraging to go back and read.