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Unsearchable Riches

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Ephesians 3:8

I have been intrigued by the story of Forrest Fenn since he first hid his treasure and published his book The Thrill of the Chase in 2010. Chances are, if you do a quick search on the internet, you will be intrigued by the story and the clues left by Forrest Fenn. The short story goes like this: Forrest Fenn, an art collector, learned that he had cancer in 1988. He wanted to leave a lasting legacy, so he filled a treasure box full of valuable antiques, gold nuggets, and rare coins worth well over a million dollars. His plan was to hide the treasure and then take his life near the buried treasure. But, to his surprise, he recovered from his cancer, and many years later, and with completely different motives, he decided to hide the treasure anyway. He wanted people to get out into the open air, to get excited about the treasure, and to fulfill their sense of adventure. In his book, he wrote a poem containing nine cryptic clues that he says, if solved correctly, would “lead to the end of the rainbow and the treasure.”

I have to admit that I have thought about going to the Rocky Mountains to search, and I am excited by the story. But that treasure will never come to a guy like me who only admires from a distance, who would like to find it, but who will probably never step foot out there to search. Make no mistake, the one who does find it, however, will find an extremely valuable treasure.

The same is true of the deep riches of Scripture. There is so much to be found in the Word of God. There is so much to glean from a relationship with Christ. Ephesians calls that the “unsearchable riches of Christ.” The only problem is that so few Christians will ever really take the time to search the Scriptures to really learn what is there. Though it is still hidden, Forrest Fenn’s treasure is out there waiting to be discovered by the one who desperately searches for it. And so are the true riches of Jesus Christ. We will never find what we don’t search for. Though undiscovered by many, the unsearchable riches of Christ are there to be discovered if we will just take the time to desperately search. The unfortunate thing is that, to this point, four people have been so desperate to find Forrest Fenn’s treasure that they lost their lives in the pursuit. Oh, that we would be willing to go to any lengths to find the unsearchable riches of Christ.

Read also: 1 Corinthians 2:6-11

Quote of the day: "If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.”

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