Treasures of Darkness

“I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” – Yahweh to Cyrus in Isaiah 45:3

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. – Colossians 3:3-4

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Colossians 2:1-3

These verses came to mind this morning during worship in church. Specifically the phrase, “treasures of darkness.”

A woman won a large lottery jackpot after buying a ticket in one of my accounts in Shallotte, NC, earlier this week. She won something like $188 million. Of course it prompted conversations in our household of what we would do with such a sum of money. Jessica asked what I would buy. I said, “There’s nothing I want that can be purchased with money.” Of course we struggle financially and our house in Delaware is in foreclosure having failed to sell after almost a year. We would spend some money purchasing a house and land here in NC and pay off our debts. But there’s really nothing I want except truth in the inward parts. Money can’t buy that.

Precious pearl of great price. Treasure buried in a field. The hidden treasure, hidden wealth of secret places. A concealed, hidden Christ, in whom I reside, awaiting the glory that will be revealed.

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Author: Steve Hobbs

I live and write near the beaches of Brunswick County, NC. I entered this fallen reality in 1975. My wife Sikki and I were married in 1997. We have five children. I am a follower of Jesus and a seeker of truth.

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