Growing up I always looked forward to finding my new copy of the Highlights Magazine in our family mailbox.
The first thing I would do upon flying into the house after school was open it up and find the page with the hidden pictures. Like Sherlock Holmes looking for the smallest of clues, I would peruse the page over and over again until every hidden item was found.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
As I did my Bible study today, God reminded me that I need to dig into His Word just as diligently; scouring the pages not wanting to miss anything. Searching the Word as if looking for a hidden treasure. Does that describe your approach to the Word of God?
Wisdom starts with opening up your Bible, reading it, listening to the voice of God. If you come across something you don't understand, cry out to God. Ask Him for understanding.
He wants you to know His Word, to know His heart. For to know Him is truly find that hidden treasure.
Father, may I never lose the wonder of your Word. May I never tire of digging in until I hear a specific word from you. Grant me wisdom and knowledge and understanding as your love jumps off of the page, a hidden treasure definitely worth looking for. In the name of my Savior Jesus I pray ~ Amen