Daily Devotional for July 5th
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3
Have you ever been intrigued by buried treasure? There have been countless movies and books written about those seeking treasure to claim as their own. Even in the real world, men and women dive to the bottom of oceans to seek treasures that have been lost due to shipwrecks and other sinking sea vessels. Treasure is something we all strive for in life. Treasure is something that is considered valuable.
Those seeking treasure first hear about it through some story or legend. The treasure is then validated by those who know where it is. Those who’ve hid the treasure generally sketch up a map that will take them back to the treasure. Hidden treasure cannot be found except by those who either know where it is or by those who hold the map to the treasure.
Although man has placed an extreme value on this world’s riches, these things are not the only things that are valuable to man. What do you value more than anything? Do you realize that there are treasures of God that He wants you to unearth? The greatest secret to God’s treasures is that they are hid in Christ. Unless you come to Christ, you’ll not find these treasures.
Paul said In whom (Christ) are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Man’s greatest treasures is not gold or silver, but life, health and eternal life! All of these treasures are hid in Christ. It’s not that God desires to hide His treasures from the world. As a matter of fact, Jesus made it plain that in Him was life! Jesus is the way! He is the truth! There’s no doubt at all about Christ being a mystery. Satan has atttempted to robbed the world of the truth about Christ! But in Christ, you will find the treasure trove! Like a treasure map reveals the exact location of treasure with an X marking the spot, God marked the location with the CROSS and Jesus thereon! The cross of Christ is where you’ll find God’s treasures!
Today we have the treasure map to God’s wonderful riches and treasures. The bible declares that they are in Christ! Why do we dig in the dark in so many other places when Jesus is the place; the One in whom all of God’s riches abide? Are you on a voyage seeking the real hidden treasures of God? Friend, do you have need of God’s treasures? Have you been searching for that which your soul longs for? Salvation? Deliverance? Healing? Liberty? You’ll never find it anywhere except in Christ!