ARE YOU A GOLD DIGGER?
Updated: May 13, 2019
YOU WILL FIND WHATEVER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
Jesus said in Matthew 7:7- “Ask and you will receive, SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND, knock and the door will be open…” This may seem like a stretch but it illustrates a point- whatever you are looking for, you will find. Jesus goes on to say that His Father in heaven is good and we should EXPECT to receive good things from Him. If we know God is good why don’t we look for that same goodness in others that are made in His image?
America has increasingly become a culture of dishonor, where we no longer look for the good in each other anymore- why is that? This has lead me to soul search this week.
Am I looking for the treasure or the dirt in others?
“Living your life seeking for what is good for others brings untold favor, but those who wish evil for others will find it coming back on them.” Prov. 11:27 TPT
This scripture shows us that if we look for good, we will receive UNTOLD favor but if we search for evil, evil will find us. WOW!!
Are you intentionally looking for the treasure in others- OR DIRT?
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.” Matt. 13:44 NLT
The majority of that field was dirt, NOT TREASURE-but he didn’t concentrate on that. He concentrated on the treasure that he found and bought the WHOLE FIELD, dirt and all.
Both the dirt and the treasure reside in the same field-the good, the bad and the ugly.
Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man yet He was also the Son of God. He became one of us and dwelt among us showing us the Kingdom. Those who honored Him for who He was, had access to the Kingdom He carried and those who did not honor Him-did not have access- no miracles.
Maybe we would gain more access to miracles if we would honor who God is in others.
On the inside of us as new creations in Christ we all house UNCOMMON treasure but not one of us is WITHOUT DIRT- Jesus was the only one without sin.
UNCOMMON THINGS SHOULD BE VIEWED AS HONORABLE, EVEN IF THEY ARE MADE OF DIRT.
We have to accept that people have both treasure and dirt. We must accept all of what has shaped them, even the dirty parts.
THE TREASURE IS ETERNAL AND IT IS THE BETTER THING TO FOCUS ON.
I know we all want to see more of the Kingdom of Heaven manifested on earth and one of the ways we will see it manifested is by practicing the culture of heaven- honor.
Things of great value are always locked up.
This week brush away the dirt that is apparent in the lives of others and look for the buried treasure.
That treasure is after-all, the excellency of God Himself and the key to unlock that treasure is HONOR.
GRACE TO YOU THIS WEEK AS YOU LOOK FOR THE GOLD AND FIND WAYS TO HONOR OTHERS.