Once again, God's word clearly tells us what will bring us happiness, hoy, and blessing. Obedience. We typically see laws and obedience as painful things, yet God says they will bring us joy. We've got to turn our understanding of these things upside down and recognize that God's Word and the statutes it contains are good and are designed to draw us closer to him. We will also find joy when we put all of our passion and energy into knowing him- searching for him with everything we've got. How driven am I to see and know God? It's an adventure, like seeking after hidden treasure. In fact, we see that metaphor in a number of places in the Scriptures. In Job 22:25, we read, "Then the Almighty himself will be your treasure." Psalm 119 includes this picture later in the chapter in verse 111: "Your decrees are my treasure" and in verse 162: "I rejoice in your word like one who finds a great treasure." The prophet Isaiah tells us that the "fear of the Lord will be our treasure." (Isaiah 33:6) In the New Testament, we are told that treasures are found in Christ (Ephesians 3:8, Colossians 2:3)
What am I searching for? Is God the ultimate goal of my heart and my life?