Treasure!

  

 “…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.  (Proverbs 2:3-5) 

It’s a treasure to know God.  Problem is I get so busy searching for other things, I forget all about Him.  

to treasure: “to cherish, prize, to collect or store up something of value for future use, to hold or keep as precious.” 

precious…that reminds me of someone…  

"My Preciousss!"

That’s right, Gollum!  And how did he treat his “precious”?  Did he just toss it on the cave floor and forget about it?  No!  He did what that dictionary definition  says, he prized it, held onto it, guarded it as something of great value.  

 And when he didn’t have it anymore, he did what that Bible verse at top says, he cried aloud for it, and searched for it as for silver.  

The Titanic, a treasure for history lovers worldwide, lay hidden on the ocean floor until 1985 when  Robert Ballard discovered it.  It took a lot of effort, team work and time, but, most importantly, it took a plan

Ballard, climbing into "Alvin", the deepsea sub used to explore the Titanic

  If you plan it out, and it seems logical to you, then you can do it [whatever it is].  I discovered the power of a plan.”  ~Dr. Robert Ballard 

You got the power?!

 A plan, that is, for treasure hunting. ‘Cause that’s what Bible study is,  treasure hunting.  And without a plan, we plan to always find an excuse to be doing something  other than….and we’ll regret it later. 

So, click the pic below for a Bible study plan from Biblegateway.com.

Then set aside a time to read your Bible every day.  Put it on your schedule.  You can call it, “Treasure Hunting”, ’cause that’s what it is.  Why?  Because He’s your Precioussssss. 🙂 

“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom…she is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her.” Proverbs 3:13, 15 

 

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