Let's go on a treasure hunt today. I want you to think about your greatest material possession. What is the one thing that you own that you treasure the most? Now, just to be clear...we are talking MATERIAL possession. So, your children, husband, family--they don't count. And, your Bible doesn't count either. What one thing do you treasure the most above all other things that you own?
For me, I could say that my greatest material possession is our family car. NOT. It is our biggest asset; but I sure don't treasure it. I would think my greatest treasure is probably my fabric collection. I have an expensive sewing machine that may become my greatest treasure someday, but I am not in love with it as much as my fabric collection. How did I get my fabric collection? A lot of work, that's how! I inherited some...but that was not as easy as it sounds. The story of how I got that fabric to my house is not for here, but take my word, it was a lot of work. And then the rest of my collection, I dug for. I searched for. I longed after. I scraped together money to get it. I received it as gifts. It has been a work in progress; a lot of hours, thought, and joy put into it. If you could only see my Creation Station, you will see how I treasure my fabric! I go to bed at night looking at it up on the walls, dreaming what I would like to make next.
(Mind you, this can get into a whole other discussion of "idols" but all I am going to say on that today is while I love my fabric, if God should take it away then so be it. He and His Word are more important to me. If given the choice between fabric and Bible--I'd choose Bible.)
My point is, a TREASURE is something that you really work for. It is so much more than an asset or possession.
Read Proverbs 2:1-5.
Do you remember in chapter 1 we read that God's Wisdom is begging you to be found by you? Today we read that God's Wisdom is a treasure. Not a possession or asset. Something that you have to work at. Dig for. Seek after. (verse 4).
Guess what? You are doing this Bible study. You are reading your Bible. You are collecting your Treasure. Isn't that a nice thought?
It was kind of hard for me to choose a VERSE of the day as I really like verses 4-5 together. So those are my verses of the day today.
For our discussion topic...let's have some fun. Tell us--What do you treasure? And your answer can not be family, friends, people, the Bible. I am wondering what MATERIAL possession do you really love? Would it really bother you to lose?