Friday, March 4, 2011

Digging for Treasure

When I was a child, my brother, sister and I, would congregate at the corner vacant lot. We knew there must be buried treasure there, so we would bring our small hand trowels and dig.

This inspired dream kept us occupied for many a busy morning.

Sadly there was no gold, diamonds or treasure of any sort. But at least we found some pretty rocks and stones, just no riches for all our hard work.

Most children have at times, searched for treasure and hoped they would be able to surprise their parents and friends with their wonderful discovery of wealth.

I am reminded that in the Bible, we are urged to dig and to search the Scriptures to see if what we have been taught is so. You will find much treasure in God’s Word!

Act 17:11 These men received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Jesus said in: John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Jesus promises us treasures in heaven and eternal life if we will accept Him as our Lord and Savior. His death and burial did not end at the tomb, for on the third day, He rose from the dead and showed himself to his friends, and to as many as 500 believers during a period of forty days.

As a great host of his followers saw Him rise and depart into the heavens, an angel appeared and announced that this same Jesus that you have seen go up in a cloud, shall return and receive you unto himself as He has told you. Acts chapter one.

Eternal life is the greatest treasure of all, and we do not need to exhaust ourselves seeking or working for it, because it is “Not of works lest any one should boast.”

We cannot earn eternal life, by doing good works or by being a good person. Salvation is a free gift for those who will ask God for it. Then because we love the Lord, we will do good works, and be the person God wants us to be.

As a child, I remember singing the song: “Into my Heart, into my heart, come into my heart Lord Jesus. Come in today, come in to stay, Come into my heart Lord Jesus.”

That song is a prayer, and the words are fitting. When we pray those words, and Jesus comes into our heart, we will have the greatest treasure of all. In Him is Eternal Life.

1 comment:

  1. Hazel,
    What a beautiful post. We don't have to dig for the treasure. He did all the work for us! And He left us with a treasure in His Word and in His Holy Spirit.
    So glad you dropped by again. Hope you like the Enchiladas as much as the Fruit Salad PUdding.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Janis

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