Christian Living
Treasure Returned
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
May 2, 2018
Counting Stars in an Empty Sky

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

While the parable of the lost coin is about God's love for people, it also shows us how we should seek first God's Kingdom and treasure the Lord. We should seek to be in His presence zealously because we know He rejoices over us, His children. The parable of the lost coin encourages us to get up, light a candle, and begin the treasure hunt. To find a spiritual treasure, we must begin with the light that comes from the Word of God. It is a lamp for our feet and a light on our path (see Psalm 119:105).

The parable of the lost coin encourages us to get up, light a candle, and begin the treasure hunt.

Through the Word, the Lord will purify our heart, sweeping it clean of sin. His Word has power to heal past hurts, remove resentments, and give us a fresh love for God and His people—a true cause for rejoicing.

When we find our treasure, namely Christ, and allow His Spirit to transform us into His likeness from day to day, we will be compelled to invite our friends and neighbors to rejoice with us and experience for themselves the love of Christ!

Luke 15:10 tells us that God shares in this joy, too: "There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." He longs for sinners to repent, and He rejoices when they do.

Have you entered into the light of His Word so that He may lead you to your worthiest treasure?

Prayer: Father, I pray that You would show me that You are my worthiest treasure through Your Word. Help me know and honor You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Luke 12:34).