The psalmist stated: “I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil” (Ps. 119:162). How much do we miss out on when we’re not gold-diggers in the bottomless mines of the Scriptures? Spurgeon once said that, physically, we normally live way above our means, while spiritually we always live way below them.
In his Meditation and Discourses on the Glory of Christ, John Owen emphasizes that we need to be diligent in our search for great pearls, especially the greatest one of all–the glory of Christ. Is there a greater pearl than that? What’s His value?
“We should herein be as the merchant-man that seeks for pearls; he seeks for all sorts of them, but when he has found one of “great price,” he parts with all to make it his own, Matt. xiii. 45, 46. The Scripture is the field, the place, the mine where we search and dig for pearls. See Prov. ii. 1–5. Every sacred truth that is made effectual unto the good of our souls, is a pearl whereby we are enriched; but when we meet with, when we fall upon this pearl of great price, the glory of Christ, — this is that which the soul of a believer cleaves unto with joy.” (Page 44).
How about us? Are we truly enriching ourselves with a constant digging for “great spoil” in the Bible? Or are we starving ourselves because we have other, more important things to do? Let’s ask the Lord to captivate our hearts with a revelation of the glory of Christ.
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