There are various fables and stories of treasure in the deepest recesses of a cave, cavern, or mountain. When the person finally gets to the place where it’s hidden, there’s more wealth than he can imagine or carry. The treasure is way down inside, in the very core of whatever place it is hidden in, and the journey to get there is often fraught with danger.
We have a treasure of more worth than that in movies or books. The peace that God gives and the promise and reality of His presence with us are worth much more than the treasures of gold and jewels. We can’t have that treasure in our own power. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Cor. 4:7
We are like a clay pot, nothing special, but this immense treasure is in us! However, it can be difficult to get to that place deep down inside us where the treasure is hidden, and it can be a long journey to find it, but it is definitely worth the effort!
The things that we consider treasures in this world (wealth, jewels, power, relationships, notoriety) are fleeting and don’t satisfy. And though He didn’t have to, God chose to give us the riches of peace, joy, a family of believers, and a host of other things – things we feel deep down. Those treasures are sweet, especially in the midst of trying times. However, the greatest treasure of all is God Himself. He gave us Himself, and we will spend eternity with Him.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery – which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col 1:27.
The mystery of those glorious riches is Christ in us. When we finally get to a place where we have searched and found in our deepest place the peace and other treasures of being a believer, it is more than we could fathom.
Our treasure deep down is really not a thing. It’s a person – Jesus. He is our hope, He is our treasure, and He is more than we could ever imagine.
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Is 33:6
From a long-time friend of AllWorship, Pam Rehbein
Thanks, Pam, for this beautiful message. Hugs, my sweet friend.