“ For I’m created for you alone
Bought with a price, I’m not my own
Seated in the heavenlies,
There’s no place I’d rather be,
Than with you Forever LORD
YOU ARE MY TREASURE” — Chris Tomlin
I was listening to the above song yesterday in the car, and the word treasure kept popping out at me.
The Bible study was about Isaiah Chapters 33-34. “The fear (reverence) of the Lord is His treasure.”
Hmm, maybe God is trying to tell me something?
I left Bible study. The song on the radio’s lyrics were, “I don’t want to gain the world and lose my soul.”
I’ve heard it said that on a man’s deathbed, he never says “I wish I had worked more.” It’s always, “I wish I had spent more time with my family,” or “please forgive me.”
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 says:
Because it is God who said, “Out of darkness light is to shine,” who did shine in our hearts, for the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
And we have this treasure in earthen vessels (us!), that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Jesus said, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46
The knowledge of the Lord Jesus is the treasure – the pearl of great price.