“I – have a treasure?” you ask. “Surely you don’t mean me. How is this possible?” I’m so glad you asked. If you are a child of God, please don’t miss this. I’m looking in II Corinthians 4. Verse 7 says,
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels (our body), that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.”
Please grasp this. As God’s child, we have God living within us (a concept hard to comprehend or explain apart from faith). What makes this so amazing is the next few verses. I’m going to pick them apart.
I may be:
“troubled on every side” (just look around you) BUT because of God’s power I’m “not distressed” (not living in misery or fear).
“perplexed” (confused by all the things I’m hearing and seeing) BUT I’m “not in despair,” (I haven’t lost hope!).
“persecuted” (as freedoms are being taken away from me) BUT “not forsaken” (God never forsakes me even in the worst of times).
“cast down” BUT “not destroyed” (nothing can take away my faith).
Why, or how is this possible? Because we have the “power of God” living IN us! It’s the same power that raised Jesus from the dead and enables us to endure all kinds of adversity.
And realize, as we live this way we are a testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and to the glory of God because it’s not of us, but of the surpassing greatness of the power of God enabling all of this in our lives.
This is the most valuable TREASURE you will ever possess! Are you reaping the benefits?