Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gems of Truth

Hosea 6:6
I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6

Romans 1:16 (NIV)
I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 1:16 (NIV)

Matthew 13:52
Then he added, "Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old."

The teachers of religious law knew the Old Testament backwards and forward. True they were also steeped in erroneous traditions which they attached to the law. But Jesus was saying that when one of these teachers truly understands and becomes one of His followers, then the Holy Spirit is able to sort all that out and show them treasures from the Word. The traditions they once thought were so all important are stripped away and in their place sparkles the gems of truth that were hidden inside. The Holy Spirit also shows them new gems of truth as they grow and learn to know Jesus better.

I can relate to this. Not that I've ever really been steeped in religious traditions. But I do have a strong background of solid Bible teaching. I have a vast treasure trove of gems of truth just waiting for me to discover them!! The Holy Spirit is training me to bring them out of my storeroom.

I praise you, Jesus, for helping me to see this and for how you are training me!

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