May 2nd 2016 Treasure Everywhere!


Reading Proverbs 2:1-22

When Mackenzie, my middle son was about six, he founded the Compton CofE Primary School Digging Club. It was an unofficial lunchtime club, he and a few friends ‘borrowed’ parents gardening trowels and during the lunch ‘playtime’ dug holes in the sports field! He and the club found a few scraps of metal, some broken pottery and a bit of an exploded Second World War bomb. It didn’t take long for this muddy club to come to the notice of his teacher, he was asked to stop, he didn’t.

After several warnings he was summoned to the head’s study. He wanted answers as to why the sports field was full of holes and why the Digging Club continued digging after his teacher had asked him to stop? I love Mack’s answer, he said that he hadn’t stopped, because, “There’s Treasure everywhere!” ….. He’s right!

Solomon tells his son to search out God’s words as one would search for hidden treasure, (vs 4) to seek out wisdom like mining for silver (vs 4). God does not hide from us, but delights to give wisdom when we search for him. James tells us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”(James 1:5 NIV). If we learn to ask God for wisdom in the small things of life we will attune our ears to his voice and discover that finding wisdom in the big things becomes slightly easier. Look for opportunities today to ask for wisdom in the small things of life as well as the large.

Jesus said …

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:9-14)

For memorisation:

Proverbs 2:3-5

“If you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.”

Prayer

Father, great is your wisdom, your wisdom is life, give me an understanding of what is fair,
what is logical, what is true, what is right and what is lasting. Your wisdom mirrors your pure intellect, may my ways reflect your wisdom today. Father, your son is the wisdom of God made flesh may I know him in new ways, see him in new places and be captivated by him completely. Today I call on you with all my heart. Amen.

Comments:

  • Verity says:

    Treasure everywhere! Brilliant! Well said Mackenzie. True on so many levels.

  • Douglas Prentice says:

    We are apt to want quick answers. I’m busy I don’t have time to hang around. To find the treasure of God’s Word is no trifling matter, it’s takes time to dig and its very helpful to have a means to dig-like a trowel/spade in the physical sense, but spiritually we use prayer and the Holy Spirit to guide us to gems of truth. We need to give sufficient time to unearth the treasure of the Word and chew on it.



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