One of my favorite things about reading the Word of God is hitting on a hidden treasure. Just having God open the eyes of my understanding to show me something I hadn’t seen before, even after read the verse a hundred times. It’s the one thing that causes me to lose track of time in the morning, keeps me thinking about it all day long and excited to do it all over again the next day.
In Luke 8:10, Jesus used Isaiah 6:9 to explain this; He said, “You have been chosen to know the secret truths about God’s kingdom. But I use stories to speak to other people. I do this so that ‘They will look, but they will not see, and they will listen, but they will not understand.’
We as children of God are privy to these hidden things, but like with anything of value, you have to want it bad enough to search for it. It doesn’t just come from reading, it comes from listening to the Spirit of God in you while you read it. Jeremiah 33:3 says; ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ That’s how to read the Word. It’s like finding your Fathers last will and testament and reading it just to find out he left you some very special stuff. It’s written in a way that only his children get the good stuff.
Father, thank you for the good stuff! It’s like being on a scavenger hunt, coming together with other siblings and showing them the treasure you’ve gathered so they can enjoy it too. I especially love it when you’ve given me a part and I talk with someone who also has a part, but together it’s like, BAM! We connect and it fits together like a beautiful puzzle. You truly make beautiful and amazing things from your Word. Help me today to share what I know with others so that they may be encouraged and grow to become treasure hunters as well. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.