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Living By Faith Opens Our Treasure Chest By Evangelist Charity Sephus

1 Peter 1:3 says that God has given us lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and reserved our incorruptible, undefiled, and everlasting, inheritance. The heart is a treasure chest where God has stored our incorruptible inheritance in reserve for necessary access.  Faith is our private key to open our treasure chest.

By faith we remember sunshine even on a rainy day in the exigencies of life. Phrases of lasting truth and beauty serve to restore our souls in the needs and demands of life when we remember to check the contents of our treasure chest. We are so blessed to have a Savior who thought of everything in advance of want. No wonder the Psalmist said “I shall not want!”   

We share from the treasure chest of rich memories to avoid taking them to the grave. One of the gems in my treasure chest is the memory of my mother and the joy she generated each time she brought home another brother or sister. I was delighted when she brought home a younger sister since three of my older siblings were boys and the three directly under me were also boys. Can you even imagine life without beautiful memories which make up the contents of your treasure chest? Our incorruptible, undefiled, and everlasting inheritance will go on long after we have been called to be with the Lord. Let us “hide the word in our heart. It is indeed a treasure. 

Since no other can access our treasure chest, we have the responsibility of keeping out dirty and dusty things that would corrupt, defile, or cause the beauty to fade away. We must clean out slander, hasty words, arguments, and even the cause. Then we’ll eliminate unkindness.  Oh yes! We can forget to be mean, yet remember to do something good for others. Telling Jesus is our way of keeping out the things that defile our treasure chest. After we have cleansed our treasure chest of undesirable infiltration let us remember Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”. 

Prayer is our key and main kingdom tool. By faith we keep the chest clean, because we have “any day” access, which allows us to have good treasures in our heart. (Treasure chest) 

As Luke 6:4 says, “a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good…”