What is Your Greatest Treasure?
What do you have that you value most? Is it your health, your job, your wealth? Maybe it’s your family or network of friends. While each of these are desirable and can help to enhance one’s quality of life, if your answer is any of these it implies that you have not met Jesus.
The value of all that we have and have achieved pales in comparison to the eternal value of knowing Jesus Christ through whom we become children of God, thus we can call Him “Our Father”.
Knowing Jesus is much different than knowing about Him. Many people have an academic knowledge of Jesus but have not experienced by FAITH (Hebrew 11:1) God’s life changing GRACE by which our sins are FREELY forgiven (Ephesians 2:8) and we enter into a secure (Ephesians 4:30) and everlasting relationship with God and Jesus, His Son (John 3:16).
The end result of life without Christ is devastating. The Bible is clear in explaining the consequence to those who have no relationship with the Father – Matthew 7:23 “And I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”
You may have this Great Treasure already. But if not, let me explain how to receive it:
First – You must settle in your mind and acknowledge that you are estranged (relationally separated) from God because of your inherent sinful nature
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Second – You must believe that only God can remedy your sinful condition and that He has made that provision through His Son, Jesus Christ
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.”
Third – You must confess (admit) that Jesus is the Savior of the world and in confessing repent of your sins (turn away from them) and accept by faith Jesus’ completed sacrificial work – He was crucified and died as a ransom for all sinners (all of us) who will believe and accept Him and that He was raised from the dead three days later and is now at the right hand of God making intercessions for all who have received Him.