For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. (2 Cor 4:6-7 NKJV – underlining added)
With the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us, protect the good treasure that has been entrusted to you. (2 Tim 1:14 ISV – underlining added)
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. (Joh 14:23 NASB)
Our treasure (salvation, the indwelling presence of God) is in earthen vessels (our bodies)! We carry the Lord in us and with us. What a valuable treasure we carry within! It is hard to fathom—almost too much to process.
We carry a treasure within that is FAR GREATER than anything this world has to offer.
Whenever we read, study, or meditate upon the Bible, we are actually discovering and learning more about this treasure. Use the Bible as your map and your guidebook. Recognize that you carry the glory of God within you! (Col 1:27)
Appreciate the fact that because Jesus is your Savior and Lord, you are entitled to all of the blessings and benefits that He has purchased for you. In Christ, YOU are valuable—priceless. The Bible says that:
- You are the head and not the tail (Deu 28:13);
- You are God’s masterpiece—His work of art (Eph 2:10 NLT);
- Christ has purchased the victory for you (1 Cor 15:57);
- . . . with God all things are possible. (Mt 19:26)
- You are the apple of His eye (Zech 2:8); and
- You are chosen by God and precious to Him (1 Pet 2:4).
Make the Word of God your highest priority. Determine today that you will obey and highly value the Word of God. Cherish the truth that you are the temple of the Lord and that He is with you always. (Deu 31:8; Josh 1:5; 1 Cor 6:19)
As you do, you will inherit the blessings that God yearns to pour out upon you.