Hidden Treasure

If you seek her as silver,

And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Proverbs 2: 4


You’ve got to want it.  How many times have you heard motivational speeches that challenge listeners with the question, “How badly do you want it?”  We tend to put a lot of time, effort and attention into the things in life that we really want or that we really like.  Proverbs 2 talks about the value or benefits of wisdom.  However, the first few verses emphasize that we have to desire and actively seek it.

Although you don’t see it as much anymore, I remember as a young boy observing the man that walked up and down the beach with his headphones on and with a metal detector sweeping back and forth in front of him.  It was intriguing to watch him as every few feet he would stop and dig into the sand to find the treasure his metal detector had “sniffed out”.  Although he didn’t find a treasure with every alert from his metal detecting device, he kept on looking and hoping that the next “tone” would be the big treasure.

James 1: 5 says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”  Do we ask God for wisdom?  Do we go throughout the day looking for wisdom in all that takes place around us?  Do we seek wisdom as a treasure?  I hope you find a treasure today!


Reading for today:  Proverbs 2