Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 30, 2013

Treasure--Noun, like a pile of gold.  Treasure--Verb, something that one holds on to, to cherish, clutch in the heart and mind, the "big thing" of one's life.  

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.  When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought he field.         
                                                 --Matthew 13:44 TNIV
Jesus taught of a treasure-noun, a pile of gold, but the person "treasured."  The person did all he could to possess the field; he was possessed by it; he treasured it.

The kingdom of heaven is this very treasure, but it's not a treasure until we "treasure" it, we cherish it, we do all we can to make it the center of our lives.  Faith in Christ, if you will, is that sort of "treasuring." 
Dale Patterson