Gold — a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal!
It is a well-known fact that gold is extremely prized for its brilliance and value, and its resistance to corrosion.
Gold is an intensely desirable treasure, and is sought by many throughout the world.
These characteristics of gold also describe the characteristics of the WORD of Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for LORD God]. The Word of Yahuwah [the Bible] is as very fine gold!! God’s Words are a valuable and precious treasure of profound and timeless wisdom.
For example, the prophet Job said that the price of God’s wisdom is more valuable than gold — that God’s wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof (Job 28:15).
King David declared to Yahuwah [the LORD] . . . the Words of Torah is better to me than thousands of gold and silver (Psalms 119:72).
Both David and Job were recognizing what a true treasure is!
God gave these men a revelation of the beauty, the purity, and the value of the Word of God. These men knew that God’s Word is to be earnestly desired, even more than gold. They were eager for heaven’s eternal and glorious riches, so they concentrated on gathering the treasures of God’s Word. 
Yahuwah Elohim urges us all to seek His Word as if we were seeking for “hidden treasures.” The wise-hearted will go to great effort to seek the enduring and incorruptible treasure of God’s Word. The wise and humble recognize the priceless value of this treasure, and they are certain of its reward — Ever-Lasting Life! 
Those who seek and find the treasures of God’s Word, are those who keep their eyes on the unseen, eternal realm — Father’s heavenly Kingdom. Are we like this? Do we keep our heart fixed on God’s unseen, eternal Kingdom, setting our affections on the things above?
The ‘things above’ is where Father’s greatest treasure is — the wisdom, knowledge, and the ‘hope-of-glory’ that is hidden within His Son, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ]. 
The spiritually-minded store up God’s Word in their heart. They follow after the precious jewels of “righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness.” Thus they are rich in good works — that is, in actions of obeying and honouring God’s Word (including the Torah). They often speak words of wisdom and knowledge, that bring enrichment to anyone who is genuinely searching for the ‘hidden treasures‘ of God’s Word. 
But the worldly-minded set their heart on worldly pleasures, on earthly and temporary gains. The worldly-minded take pride in their imagined superiority, trusting in their earthly riches to gain them peace and security. 
The worldly-minded busy themselves with gathering earthly wealth and pleasures, coveting things that ultimately bring sorrow. They love the things of this world, unaware of its many foolish and hurtful desires. Blinded to the devil’s traps of greed, the worldly-minded will eventually be enslaved to fears, envy, and strife (1Tim 6:3-10).
But the wise-hearted are content to “set their affections on the things above.” They find great peace in following after heavenly treasures, knowing that godliness is a great gain!
The wise and humble love Father’s commandments more than fine gold. They seek to hide the riches of God’s Word in their heart, and to walk in obedience to Him. The wise-hearted adorn themselves with the precious ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit. And because of Yahuwah’s wisdom, they also wear the beautiful necklace of grace, mercy, and truth around their neck. 
The sparkle of earthly gold and silver mean nothing to the spiritually-minded. They know that earthly treasures will not deliver them in the day of Yahuwah’s wrath. What they value and greatly treasure is their faith, because, as the Scriptures tell us, it is much more precious than gold!!
The wise and discerning learn that when their precious faith is tried, or tested, Father helps them and preserves them through the fires of testing. Like the prophet Job, they desire to come through the testings as gold! 
The wise-hearted cherish the wisdom of Yahuwah more than rubies. They receive Father’s loving instructions and knowledge rather than earthly treasures, holding tightly to one of their most valuable treasures — the fear of Yahuwah. 
The wise-hearted earnestly desire to obtain the eternal riches revealed in the Words of the Bible. They yearn to possess the eternal wealth of Yahuwah’s forgiveness and Ever-Lasting Life. They seek Father’s help to remain faithful to Him and to press onward, searching for the prize of the high calling of God, in Messiah Yahushua (Philippians 3:8-14).
“Every Word of God is pure:
He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.
Yahuwah’s Torah is worth more to me than thousands of gold and silver.”
Proverbs 30:5; Psalms 119:72
By Father’s great grace, may each one of us be among those who are counted as elect, precious, and worthy of the Kingdom of God. May we always cherish and store up Father’s Words — His priceless and timeless wisdom, that is better, and more desirable, than gold!
The companion posts in this series are:
- His Word-Like Gentle Rain
- His Word-Like Sweet Honey
- His Word-Like a Sword
- His Word-Higher Than the Heavens
- Job 28; Psa 119:72; 19:7-11
- Prov 2:1-17; John 6:27
- 2Cor 4:17,18; Col 1:27; 3:1,2
- 1Tim 6:11,18; Prov 10:22; 20:15
- 1Tim 6:17; 2Tim 3:1-5
- Col 3:1,2; 1Tim 6:6; Psalms 119:127; 1Pet 3:1-6; Prov 3:3,22
- Zeph 1:14-18; Job 23:10; 1Pet 1:7
- Prov 8:10,11; Prov 2; Isaiah 33:6
- Under His Wings I Shall Trust
- Seeking God With All Our Heart
- Thy Torah is My Delight
- Characteristics of the Wise Virgins – Part 1
- 20 Things That Are Better
- The Peculiar Treasure of Yahuwah
- The Way of the LORD
- 9 Truths About the Bible
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