This morning I was reminded of a connection between the Old Testament and New Testament. You see, we are told to seek God as we would for a hidden treasure. This is not just some casual browsing, don’t you agree? This is an intentional and passionate pursuit of God like our life would depend on it. And it does, especially when looking from the eternal perspective, doesn’t it?
My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
So that your ear is attentive to [skillful and godly] wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding [seeking it conscientiously and striving for it eagerly];
Yes, if you cry out for insight,
And lift up your voice for understanding;
If you seek skillful and godly wisdom as you would silver
And search for her as you would hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome]
And discover the knowledge of God.
(Proverbs 2:1-5, AMP)
The writer of the Proverbs clearly tells us that we are to seek God as we would seek hidden treasures. The same concept is found in the gospel of Matthew:
The kingdom of heaven is like a [very precious] treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field [securing the treasure for himself]. (Matthew 13:44, AMP)
Passionate pursuit of God
Finding God is more amazing than anything else in this world. So let’s not just casually browse through spiritual things but passionately seek God with everything we’ve got.
And do not start fretting. Even the most passionate pursuit of God does not depend on our strength and wisdom. Our God is so awesome that he makes this passionate pursuit of him possible. He draws us to him, empowers us to do that search. He wants to be found and he loves to bless us when we pursue him. We just need to say yes to God. And I find I can do that. How about you?
Thank you for providing us everything we need to pursue you and be saved by your amazing grace.
We love you and we want to be yours.
Pour out grace upon grace to enable us to live like you want us to live.
Bless us as you see fit.
May your will happen in and through our lives.
In Jesus’ name,
Dear friend, know that you loved beyond measure and God is waiting for you to come to him. And not just once in a lifetime but every morning. He has a fresh batch of grace ready for all who come to him. How wonderful! Be greatly blessed, my friend!