I’m sure we all have things we treasure, wedding presents for instance, or things that have been in the family a long time. Mine don’t have much monetary value, but I treasure them.
Paul speaks of knowing God as treasure.
“For God made His made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 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. 6&7.
Knowing God through Jesus is the greatest treasure we can possess, something we cannot buy nor earn. It is the gift of God. Sometimes I think we take the wonder of it for granted. Paul tells us we have it in clay pots to show that it is all from God.
My clay pot is beginning to crack, with arthritic joints etc. I am encouraged by Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 4 . 16.
“Therefore we do not lose heart, although outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
May it be true for all of us that we are being inwardly renewed each day that we may find joy, peace and patience at this difficult time.
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9. 15.