arises out of yesterday’s post, “an observation”, which begs the question; have I been treasuring my trash? have I been treating my junk as if it were treasure? and worse yet, have I treated my true treasures as if they were trash? have I taken care of my possessions and not cared for my people, the people in my life? (okay, so this is more than one query but inquiring minds need to actually inquire from time to time, and the time has come)
so it has come to this, has it? I treasure my trash and trash my treasure? no wonder I was asking myself this very question only a few days ago as I put my “items” out for the neighborhood yard sale, “treasure or trash?” Do I even know the difference? Maybe I should learn to tell the difference, establish some criteria.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
okay, that’s pretty clear, eternal trumps temporal every time. what else? “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3)
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7) I am/we are the jars of clay in this scenario with the treasure being Christ Himself in the Holy Spirit, “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)
so, the treasures are in Christ and Christ is in me, (and you) I am already rich beyond measure! (and so are you, dear readers) thank you Heavenly Father,
sincerely, Grace Day