Lost Something?

A while back I received a large check from a friend. It had been a hectic few weeks, so I left in the foyer until I could take care of it. After a week or so I thought I should put it in the bank. Much my chagrin I could not find it where I had placed it. I asked my wife if she had moved it. She said no. I went downstairs to my office to look. No check. I ran back upstairs to looking the foyer, now digging through all the recently received mail. Still no check. I looked in the kitchen and nothing. I looked all over the house, even in my car. I was stressed. I did not want to call my friend to tell him what had happened, so I kept looking…in the office, in the foyer, in my room, in my car. With each place my stress increased.

We’ve all lost things. It can be so frustrating trying to find it. When it is valuable we will go to all sorts of effort to find it. Proverbs speaks of searching for something precious.

Proverbs 2:4-5 ESV β€œif you seek it [wisdom] like silver and search for it as [wisdom] for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

The “it” in this passage is wisdom. Solomon is telling his young son to seek hard after wisdom. Where do we find wisdom today? It is in God’s Word. So we would all search for treasure if we knew it was somewhere our house, but why are we reluctant to search the Bible for spiritual treasures? Take a moment to gauge your desire to seek for “silver” from your Bible.

Now read Proverbs 2:1-5 twice. What ways is Solomon imploring his son to seek wisdom? Is there one your heart is latching on to? What can you learn from the way you search for something valuable you’ve misplaced? Are there any spiritual lessons you can apply for studying God’s Word?

So as the day wore on as I worried about the check, late that evening I was bringing the trash in. I noticed the trash man had not taken one of the cans. I looked inside and grabbed the two top trash bags. Inside the house I start the gross job of digging through the kitchen trash. What did I see? That wonderful yellow check my friend had sent. Yes! It was found. I was overjoyed and thanked the Lord.

The Lord has wonderful life giving treasures for us. He has gems that will encourage us. He has silver for that will protect is from doing wrong. It is all there ready for us. We must open it up and start finding it. Happy searching!

4 Responses to “Lost Something?”
  1. Chris Messner says:

    What a coincidence that on the one week the check got in the can the trash man decided not to take that can. πŸ˜‰ We serve an awesome God my friend.

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