Post #6 Hidden Treasure
If you are willing to give all, sell and give up all of self you might just find Jesus, the treasure hidden in a field.
For most individuals Jesus just is not a treasure and they whine about how “legalistic,” “out of context” and “harsh” the message of the cross is.(01) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18) Ignore these grumblers and faultfinders.
It is one coin in the treasure to discover just how worthless I am that Jesus is willing to start all over and create a brand new me.
A new me made in His image. Wow!
Upon discovering this treasure do not go around talking to everyone about it. This is not a matter of being secretive but because you are supposed to be sitting down and considering.
Supposed if you were a woman and wanted to know if a red dress was the dress for you. If a man, you desired to see what everyone thought of a tie you were thinking to purchase. What would be the result of asking every family member and every friend what they thought of the dress or tie? It would be a complete disaster to go around asking everyone, even total expert individuals on dresses and ties, what their opinion was on those two items.
God is calling you. You are experiencing His conviction of sins and the hope of gaining eternal life, but you are not sure what to do. What would be the end result of asking every college Bible instructor, church member and all the preachers in town for their opinion?
Yep, you guessed it. You would eventually give up and stop attempting to buy the hidden treasure.
This is why Jesus stated that if you find the hidden treasure and are willing to go and sell everything in joy to possess it, to first, hide it again, then go sell all everything.
Anyone who has not given up everything sold all he has and is willing to hate his own life in joy is not a Christian.(02) The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:25)
Get quiet before God, pray diligently, and contemplate this buried treasure called the Good News.
Let God guide you privately in reading the Bible and to show you who His teachers really are.
Wasting time in discussion with everyone’s opinion about a Scripture, a church or any aspect of God will first rob you of your joy and secondly, probably of saving yourself from this corrupt generation.(03) With many other words, he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” (Acts 2:40)
If you spend a lot of time talking to all manner of individuals you will become confused and possibly give up. Remember, many seek, but few find.(04) But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:14)
Because Jesus Said “Sit Down”