And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. ~Isaiah 45:3
Do you enjoy treasure hunts? This is when the organizer of such an event chooses a location where he hides treats, treasures, and trinkets for people to diligently look for. The reward is that whatever is found becomes the sole possession of the one who finds it. God told Isaiah about treasure of darkness and hidden riches of secret places that He would give him. Let us see where the Christian life these treasures of darkness and hidden riches are waiting for us to find.
There are treasures and riches of the Son.
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,” (Colossians 2:3). “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 4:19). How much have you availed yourself in your walk with the Lord? There are the treasures of His attributes. The names of our Lord describe His attributes and how He wants to work in our life. Think of all the names of our Lord preceded by Jehovah. There are the treasures of His ability. In Matthew 28:18, Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” There’s nothing He cannot do! Think of the treasures of His abundance. We have available all His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. As with any relationship, the more we spend time in that relationship, the better off we are. The more time we spend with Jesus, the better off we are.
There are the treasures and riches of the Spirit.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us,” (1 Corinthians 4:7). This treasure spoken of in this verse is referring to the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. There is the Spirit’s indwelling. Through His indwelling, we are sealed and secured. There is the Spirit’s instruction, John 14:26. If you are not spending time in God’s Word, you are missing out on the Spirit unveiling the treasures of the Word. There is the Spirit’s infusion. This is the excellency of the power Paul speaks of. The power of the Spirit is the game-changer in everything. The power of the Spirit is the difference between fruit and much fruit. The more the Spirit has of us, the more productive we are for God.
There are the treasures and riches of supplication.
“Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above,” (Isaiah 7:11). Prayer is the key that unlocks the treasures of Heaven to us. Our best praying happens in dark hours and always in secret places. This is praying that wrestles with God when others are asleep. This is praying that enters into the heavenlies and asks for extraordinary blessings like Jabez did. This is praying that Daniel did leading up to and in the lion’s den. This is praying in faith. This is the effectual fervent praying of a righteous man. This is praying that brings fire down from heaven. This is praying that results in great and mighty things.
There are the treasures and riches in study.
“More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward,” (Psalm 19:10-11). “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts,” (Jeremiah 15:16). The study of God’s Word unlocks the mind and will of God to our needy lives. Through diligent study, we find the precepts, principles, and promises that make the difference between being blessed and not being blessed, Psalm 1:2-3.
Treasures of darkness and riches in secret places require searching, sacrifice, and steadfastness. However, when found, you are of all men most blessed! Start your treasure hunt today!
Have a treasure-filled God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Colossians 1-4