Another concept name to feast upon today…In speaking of the Kingdom of Heaven–the dwelling place of our Savior and the Father, He (Jesus) said,
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45,46
Just prior to that teaching is another equating the kingdom with a pearl. Isaiah used ‘diadem of great beauty’–a crown. Scripture abounds with references treasuring God. Here’s another favorite of mine:
And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness–secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. Isaiah 45:3
Diamonds and pearls (all precious ores) are created in the dark, either under great pressure or in response to an irritant.
Seeking God as our treasure requires us to press through the darkness, endure great pressure, get dirty and go through hard times.
He is worth it! Press in. Press on!!