“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.” Isaiah 45:3Text — Isaiah 45:1-6
Treasures are precious objects that have great value. They are often guarded ‘jealously’ to avoid damage or loss. They can be categorized into two:
(i) Natural treasures – these are often hidden in the soil. God made them and men have to dig deep into the ground to bring them out. Some of them are gold, silver, diamond, etc. Though precious, they do not have eternal value and cannot last beyond the earth.
(ii) God’s hidden treasures – these are hidden in His book – the Bible. They have eternal value and can be received through a diligent and daily study of God’s word.
A friend of Jesus must develop a good relationship with God, live for Him, serve Him, and be obedient to all He commands. God’s treasure cannot fade or lose its value – it is eternal and must be cherished.
How valuable is the word of God to you? Do you put it above the things of the world? Be a wise child – come into the camp of Jesus and seek God’s hidden treasure which can take you through this life and beyond.
Prayer for today
Father, please help me to value your hidden treasure above the natural treasure.