There are so many treasures hidden in the Word of God placed there by a loving Father for us to find. Proverbs 25:2 says “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” (NIV) I believe that God is calling us to a deeper place in His Word. Let’s look at this same verse in the Passion Translation. “God conceals the revelation of his word in the hiding place of his glory. But the honor of kings is revealed by how they thoroughly search out the deeper meaning of all that God says.” What a beautiful image. I remember when my children were little and we would hide eggs at Easter for them to find. It brought me true joy to watch them looking for the eggs, and then seeing the delight and excitement on their faces when they found the “treasure”. Some eggs were easy to find, while others took more searching. Occasionally they would need a little guidance to find an egg that may have been right in front of them, they just couldn’t see it for what it was. It is like this with our Heavenly Father. I believe that He delights in meeting with us in His Word. He wants to see us search out the treasures He has hidden for us there. We never have to look alone. The Holy Spirit is there to help lead in our search. Those treasures hidden in the Word will always point us to the heart of the Father, which was revealed in the life of Jesus.
Reading the Bible is not done just to learn about Jesus; it should be done to learn to KNOW Jesus. To be a true follower of Jesus is not just to believe in what He did, but to walk how He walked and in the fullness of what He walked in. He was fully filled with Holy Spirit. It is more difficult to walk in the fullness of something you do not truly know or understand. Jesus interpreted scripture with the Father’s heart, and with a vision of the completed plan of redemption. A revelation of the word through the heart of Jesus, which is the heart of the Father, will allow you to walk your journey with a greater awareness and understanding of who you are in Christ.