The word Treasure (from the Greek word thesaurus meaning “a treasure of the chest”, is a cognate) is a concentration of riches, often one that is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered.
There are many aspects about treasures that Bible teaches. God promises the wealth of the nations, treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places. He gives it so that ‘we may know that the LORD, which called us by our name, is the God of Israel’. Isaiah 45:3
What a reason to give away such an expensive promise… I like the promise and the reason for the promise!
The Bible also teaches about the true riches – the treasures that are to be stored up by us in heaven by our obedience, our priorities, our choices, our efforts and our actions while we are here upon this earth in our body. Jesus portrays a very rich perspective about eternity; about the issue of wealth, riches and the reality of an economic system in the coming eternity.
My meditation today centers around two aspects of treasures in our lives as the Holy Bible teaches
First, it is the reality of all the riches deposited in us by God, all the anointing, the seeds of greatness and talents that is entrusted in our lives.
‘But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us’ II Corinthians 4:17
About all gifts entrusted to us, God demands that we be good stewards. Things that very valuable to God are already given to us counting us faithful. We are to deal diligently with it. For one day we will stand before God to give an account of how we handled the treasure in us. We are responsible to find it and work on it.
How do we introspect if our treasure is pleasing to our Father? Just check your heart… What are your obsessions? What takes your thoughts and time? What gives you pleasure?
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
The second is shedding light on the heart of God if we put our efforts to perfect our relationship with God.
As I try to meditate upon the aspect of our relationship with God, the intricacies of this aspect of being lost till rediscovered, it brings a whole range of emotions to mind.
‘Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine’. Exodus 19:5
Being a peculiar treasure to God in itself is something that is beyond our asking or imagination. The fringe benefits of being a peculiar treasure in God’s sight are more than what we can imagine. Ex 28:12 says, “The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow”.
There are other factors that we must choose to look at to be cherished as treasures in our spiritual life…
‘And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.’ Isaiah 33:6
The price we have to pay for an eternal treasure may be big. Loose everything if needs be.
‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.’ Matthew 13:44
The wisest decision would be to follow what Moses did. Put things in the right perspective…
‘Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward’ Hebrews 11:26
Let’s be wise…
The keys work. Let’s pay any price to be rich towards God!
Best Blessings again