Chapter Onedevotion #1
TRACKING DOWN TREASURE
If you look for it as for silver and search
for it as for hidden treasure, then you
will . find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom.
King Solomon wrote this proverb, and he
knew all about searching for treasure. Once
a year his ships sailed south to a mysterious
African land called Ophir and came back
loaded down with gold. Solomon took in
more than twenty-five tons of gold a year! For
centuries, people have wondered where
those gold mines were, but the secret's
What would you do if you found
a genuine treasure map that led to King
Solomon's mines or some other buried treasure? You'd
be mighty interested in tracking down that treasure,
right? Even if you had to crawl up mountains and hack
through jungles, you'd keep at it. It's worth it for riches
like that! Think how much you get into searching for
treasure when it's just graphics in a computer game.
There's treasure in the Bible too-real treasure.
The knowledge of God is worth more than buried
treasure . and definitely more than computer-animated
jewels. How does that figure? Simple.
Having faith in Jesus guarantees you'll have eternal life
in a fantastic paradise beyond your wildest dreams.
Obeying God's Word gives you heavenly rewards
that'll still glow like the sun a million years after
diamonds have turned to dust.
Those are good reasons to read your Bible. Dig
in, and you'll come out with your mind full of wisdom
and your heart full of spiritual treasure.