Greatest Treasure


For the past two weeks we have focused on the first portion of Psalm 27:4:  One thing have I asked of the LORD (Jehovah). We studied the meaning and importance of the name Jehovah,and the difference Jehovah can make in a situation, a person or an experience if we place Him in that “thing.” We talked about how Jehovah needs to be our “One thing.”

Our main truth last week was:

When my One Thing is the LORD (Jehovah),

I can rest in the fact that HE IS in all my other things.

This week I want us to look at the next phrase in Psalm 27:4 …

That will I seek after.

Let’s focus on the word seek for a few moments. To seek in this verse means to search out (by any method, specifically in worship and prayer). It denotes seeking someone’s presence especially the Lord’s or His Word.

Prior to having a personal relationship with Jesus, it is God who does all of the seeking. He seeks after or “goes after” us. He pursues us and draws us by His Spirit. After we have accepted Christ and His Spirit is in us, we have a hunger and thirst for Him. Seeking God becomes something we desire and delight in doing. Psalm 42:1 says, As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

But seeking God is also something Jesus commanded us to do in Matthew 6:33 which says, But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

So we can say that seeking God is an attitude of the heart and an act of one’s will. We have an internal desire to go after God, but we must also fight our compulsion to be self-sufficient, lazy and at times apathetic. It is at times like these that we must combat our fleshly nature where seeking God is concerned. We must purpose to seek after Him. We must decide to act with intentional obedience and go after God just as we would if we were searching for a hidden treasure.

Read Proverbs 2:1-5 (ESV) (Emphasis added)

My son, if you receive my words
 and treasure up my commandments with you,

making your ear attentive to wisdom
 and inclining your heart to understanding;

yes, if you call out for insight
 and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver
 and search for it as for hidden treasures,then you will understand the fear of the Lord
 and find the knowledge of God.

If I told you I hid a check in your home, made out to you for $100,000 would you go searching for it? I believe you would! (I know I would!)

How would you “go after” that money? Would you nonchalantly roam through your house, skimming the surfaces to see if, by chance, you came across it?

I don’t think so!

I think you would probably turn your house upside down and inside out until you found it. You would probably even call a friend and have them come over and help if you became desperate enough.

Is that how you “go after” God—like a hidden treasure?

There is no treasure that can satisfy our souls like the Lord. The gift of hearing Him speak to me through His Word or in my heart through prayer is a priceless treasure.

Do you value your time with the Lord enough to guard your time with Him?

If part of “going after” God is searching out His Word and praying, how are you doing with seeking Him?

Further questions to ponder:

  • What are you doing to actively and purposefully seek God?
  • Are you studying the Word?
  • Are you praying daily and throughout the day?

Would you consider joining us this week for our monthly prayer walk? We meet the 3rdThursday of each month. Prayer walking with other women is a wonderful way to seek the heart of the Father and encourage others. Click here to register.

Remember this truth throughout your week:

Seeking after my One Thing—Jehovah—satisfies the deepest

longings of my heart.

Have a blessed week!

Director of Women’s Ministry,
Prayer & First Impressions