‘Let’s go on a treasure hunt!’



Light for the Way devotional seriesWould you like to understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God? Would you be interested in receiving wisdom, wisdom that comes directly from God? Then you have come to the right place! God’s holy Word.

Yes, my friends, you have heard it before and now hear it again … it is in God’s Word and in the life and words of Christ that we find God’s knowledge, wisdom, and truth. This should cause us to go on the most adventurous treasure hunt of all!!

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.  For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” —Proverbs 2:1-5

Many years ago, in my youth ministry days, I took youth teams to Mexico. One of our practices in training these young people was having memory verses, to encourage their understanding of the Scriptures and to grow in wisdom. This Scripture passage was on the list, and it wasn’t a favorite due to the challenge of its length. But a powerful passage it is!

Another experience that has stayed with me — my wife and I attended a workshop that focused solely on hiding God’s Word in our hearts, on internalizing (not just memorizing) the Scripture. It was so refreshing as I was once again encouraged to treasure up His commandments in my heart and mind. I desire to fall more deeply in love with His Word and allow it to wash over me, cleansing and renewing me each day.

Let’s go on a treasure hunt!!

Campus Pastor Kurt LinnPastor Kurt Linn serves as director of spiritual care at Johanna Shores in Arden Hills, Minn. He previously served as campus pastor at EagleCrest (joining the Presbyterian Homes & Services’ family in November 2015). He, his bride Kim and three children (Brennan, Honor, and Gabriel) live in Roseville. Other members of the family are Koa, the adorable golden retriever, and Ace, the adventurous shepherd/husky. PK enjoys music, God’s handiwork, a good movie and popcorn, coffee and conversation. He is the pastor of a house church (The Crux) and loves gathering as the Church.

The Light for the Way series provides staff with an examination of a biblical reading to deepen our focus on scripture. Thank you for engaging with this series as we seek wisdom through prayer and reflection as a Christian Ministry.



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