Imagine it is the height of the California Gold Rush. A new miner has just arrived in town. He is eager to not only stake a claim but also to strike it reach. He is led to the entrance of a mine and is told undetermined wealth is guaranteed…all he need do is dig deep. This dig comes with a one hundred percent guarantee! That miner begins to dig, dig some more and determines to keep digging. He even unearths some gold chunks and, although pleased, his discovery only makes him more determined to continue digging for the true mother lode. To unearth riches untold!
“….that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” Eph. 3:8b
Paul said there are, simply, unsearchable riches for Christians. Concepts, blessings, identities that are ours that we simply cannot fully comprehend! I know I am redeemed, have forgiveness of sins (all sins!), am sealed, have an inheritance and so much more. I know it… but can I fully understand and appreciate all that means? Definitely not – but that does not make them any less true.
There are spiritual riches that are available to me every day – His love for me, mercies new every morning, fellowship with my Heavenly Father, and access to treasures of wisdom and knowledge! He has given me “all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 1:3)! And I need to be searching – daily! – for these things. This wisdom and knowledge. Here is the truth:
“If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:4-5
If we will search – just like that determined miner who would not be content with surface gold – and will daily and regularly seek and search, God promises to answer. He desires to answer!
STOP – These are my thoughts today for the Five Minute Friday prompt: SEARCH. I encourage you to read Kate’s thoughts on “search” with a look at some more of my favorite verses – Psalm 139:23-24. What a needful exercise for each of us….to allow God to search our hearts, our thoughts and our motives and to expose any wicked ways. I pray all these scriptures will be an encouragement to you today.