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Hidden Treasure

Proverbs 2:1-5
(1) My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
(2) So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
(3) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
(4) If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
(5) Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

For more than thirty years, archaeologist Howard Carter searched the deserts of Egypt for something that most people thought didn’t exist—the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Most experts believed that everything in the Valley of the Kings had already been discovered, but Carter continued his search. After 5 more years without result, Carter’s sponsor, Lord Carnarvon of England, indicated that he would stop funding the search.

In November of 1922, during his final season of work, Carter uncovered a hidden staircase near the tomb of Ramses VI.

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He sent a cable to England which said, “At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact.” Carter had indeed located the tomb of King Tut, one of the greatest archaeological treasures ever discovered. After months of careful work, the golden treasures of the tomb were cataloged, and the first intact royal mummy ever found was removed from the place where it had rested for more than three thousand years.

Carter’s search was driven by his firm belief that there was treasure to be found, even though he could not be certain that he was correct. We have an even better and more profitable opportunity—a treasure hunt with guaranteed success. If we seek the wisdom of God, the reward is ours! Notice the certainty of the promise—if we receive God’s Word, If we cry out for it and seek it as treasure hunters do for precious metals, we will surely find what we seek.

What are you seeking? Are you seeking anything?

April 30, 2020 - Posted by | Covid-19, Devotional, Fear, Madison Street Baptist Church

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