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Friday, May 30, 2008

Hidden Treasure

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." (Matthew 13:44 NKJV)
"Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old." (Matthew 13:52 NKJV)

The Bible contains some 31,173 verses. Few believe each one holds hidden treasure. Far too many have found in them only the curses of religion that fail us. Yet the entirety of God’s Word contains hidden treasure. Even the curses reveal the blessings. "Things new and old" are both part of the full picture of the Person of YHWH—Father, Son and Spirit.

To those in search of religion (whether more of it or a more satisfying version of it), the Word disappoints. God Himself is the Treasure waiting to be joyfully discovered.

Word made Flesh, thank You for making God visible. Please heal those hurt by religion. Please let me never use Your Word for injury.

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