Today’s Scripture: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. Also, The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.” (Matthew 13:44a, 45 NIV)
The Bible is filled with treasures that when seeking the truth one must apply the language appropriately in order to understand the real meaning behind the writer’s statement. The Bible to be taken literally in order to determine what God really is saying. When we read any piece of literature, we must determine what the author is communicating. Whenever Jesus quoted from the Old Testament He was always clear about what He believed to be literal.
Although we take the Bible literally, there are still figures of speech within its pages. An example of a figure of speech is if someone was to say, “it’s raining cats and dogs outside,” we know that there is no truth at all to this statement. Some people read the Scriptures and give their own interpretation of what they believe is being said, therefore, they misinterpret the author’s intent. When we make ourselves the final judge of which parts of the Bible are to be interpreted literally, we elevate ourselves above God, rendering the Scriptures null and void. The correct way to interpret the Scriptures is to correctly handle the Word of truth (2 Tim 2:15). In order to reveal the treasures within the Bible we have to search in depth for truth and meaning.
There are many resources available for reference when searching for treasures within the Word of God. There are other Bible translations, Expositories, Commentaries, On-line Bible studies tools, and free bible apps are available. First, you must decide that you are going to set time aside daily to study the Word. Don’t just read the Word, read God’s Word with purpose in mind. The Bible is God’s Word to us and He meant it to be believed literally and completely. There are many things that God desires for us to know, hidden treasures that you know not of. Learn to use your time wisely, elevate your thinking, grow in knowledge and wisdom, and gain an understanding of the holy things of God. You will be glad that you did.
Blessing of my love to you!