Wednesday, October 30, 2013

+DEV+ The Treasure Of Jesus

Date: October 30, 2013 9:10 PM
Topic: +DEV+  The Treasure Of Jesus

The Treasure Of Jesus

"The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold..."(Psalm 19:9-10)

Scripture Focus: Psalm 19:7-10

An old story tells of a man who had a barren orchard. A traveler came by and offered to buy it. "I've heard there's gold around here," said the traveler. The man refused and, when the traveler was gone, began digging for gold. He dug and dug but never found any. Disgusted and tired, the man sat down and cursed the orchard.

Just then the traveler returned. The man gladly sold the orchard to him and left. The following year the man returned to find his former property producing more fruit than ever. The traveler thanked him for finding the gold. "When did I do that?" the man asked.

"When you were digging," said the traveler. "You aerated the soil and broke up the old roots to make room for new ones. Now the orchard produces fruit that I will trade for gold."

When we look outside of God's purpose for us, we miss the "gold" that's in our own backyard. Seeking Him will bring us a return beyond anything we ever dreamed possible. No greater riches could you or I ever find than the treasure of knowing Jesus.

Insight:  "But store up for yourselves treasure in heaven... for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:20-21)

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