The Treasure

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13

Finding God’s treasure is better than any pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  My wife has told me stories of her as a child with her dad driving to find the end of the rainbow.  What a fun pursuit . . . an adventure for treasure indeed!  But with any treasure hunt, it is never about what the treasure get’s out of being found. It’s always about the hunter, the seeker and the reward they get from the bounty to be found.  It’s about the thrill of the hunt and the unmistakeable joy that comes in celebrating a great win.

But with God, the journey is different.  Unlike the joy obtained in finding loads of gold and silver, the celebration looks remarkably different.  It’s because God longs for me to pursue Him — to find Him, and it’s a treasure I will find … guaranteed, when I pursue Him with all of my heart.  God the Treasure, finds joy in my pursuit of Him.  God the Treasure celebrates when I find Him.  His embrace is rich in salvation forever!

And as I seek Him and find Him, I see more of the beauty He beholds.  I see the works of His hands, the richness of His wisdom and knowledge.  And in the words of Solomon, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” (Proverbs 24:4)

My God, as I seek and find you, may I know and understand the immeasurable level of joy you find in my pursuit of you and you alone!

“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.  For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”  Proverbs 2:1-6

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