Read: Colossians 1:27-2:3
The British treasure hunter, Dave Crisp, discovered a huge stash of Roman coins buried in a field in southwest England. Using a metal detector, he located a large pot holding over 52,000 coins. These ancient silver and bronze coins, which date from the third century AD and weigh more than 350 pounds, are valued at $5 million.
While Crisp’s treasure may cause us to dream about somehow finding similar riches, we as Christians should be on a different kind of treasure hunt. Our quest is not after silver or gold. Rather our pursuit is to gather the precious gems of insight and revelation so that we might gain the “full assurance of understanding … both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:2-3). The hidden treasure of knowing the Lord more completely is found in the Bible alone. The psalmist said, “I rejoice at Your Word as one who finds great treasure” (Ps. 119:162).
Many a time, we are in a hurry to read God’s Word and somehow finish it and get into the activities of the day. If we read the Bible hurriedly or carelessly, we will miss its deep insights. The truths and deep insights in Scripture must be sought earnestly with all the attention and diligence of someone seeking hidden treasure. Give quality time to read and meditate on God’s Word. Take special care and give thought to each line, hear each precept, and practise it with godly fear. Always remember that God’s primary way of talking to His children now is through His Word. If you do not want to miss God’s voice, be serious in your reading of God’s Word.