Treasure... what does it make you think of?
maybe pirates with maps and shovels on a quest for wealth... or maybe the image of a sunken chest with a lock... maybe gold....silver.....jewels..
We use the word quite often, but we hardly ever think about what the word actually implies.
Dictionary.com defines it quite simply: wealth, rich materials, valuable things
and the verb (to treasure) : to regard or treat as precious.
Nothing out of the ordinary right? Lets look at the word in its biblical context....one verse that sums up Christian living...one parable that is the answer to how we reach our ultimate joy and bring Glory to God at the same time. Mathew 13: 44
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Over the next week or so, I want to discuss the importance of treasuring Christ. This is what the Christian is called to do. Dictionary.com can't begin to describe his worth.