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A Devotional Time

How precious is God’s Word to you? Be honest! Is it as precious to you as discovering the world’s most valuable treasure, filled with gold and silver, and all kinds of precious stones - diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds? Or, is it just another book collecting dust, that you occasionally pick up and read? How valuable is it to you when you read and search through its golden words of deep spiritual truths? Is it like embarking on a treasure hunt?

Treasure hunters are those persons who diligently search for sunken, buried, lost, or hidden treasure and other artifacts, that will bring them great wealth or fame.

Some more serious treasure hunters make it their vocation to search for treasure throughout the world, using all the latest technology to assist them in their searches.

One of the world’s greatest modern-day treasure hunters was Mel Fisher. He and his crew, are best known for finding, in 1985, the wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha, that sank during a hurricane on September 6, 1622, near Key West, Florida. The estimated $450 million cache recovered, known as the "Atocha Motherlode," included 40 tons of gold and silver and some 100,000 Spanish silver coins ("pieces of eight"), gold coins, Colombian emeralds, golden and silver artifacts, and 1000 silver bars. But, Fisher’s search for treasure caused him to suffer many personal losses to keep his dream alive during his 16-year-search; and he endured over 100 court battles, which ended in victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.

But, all the diligence in the world seeking earthly treasures is worthless once we die:

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? Matthew 16:26

We are told, rather, not to seek or build upon earthly treasures, but heavenly ones...  Read on



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