Introduction – There is a wonderful truth in the story of David and Goliath found in 1 Sam 171-58. This relates to David choosing out 5 smooth stones from the brook (v. 40). This truth is a “treasure”. There are even more truths or “treasures” to be found in the same chapter.
The Psalmist says “I rejoice at your word as one who finds great treasure “. (Psalm 119162 NKJV). This provides a wonderful theme to follow up.
The treasure was there in scripture just waiting to be “dug up” and realised as to its incredible value and worth. This truth is given the title Golden Nugget. Subsequent truths have been given similar titles. Each title has no particular connection with that particular truth but mainly serves the purpose of emphasising the truth is a treasure of immense value and stresses “the endless treasures available to them (us) in Christ” Eph 38 (NLT)
However, collectively, the different titles used hopefully serve the purpose of showing the vastness of the “endless treasures” (NLT) or “glorious riches” (Phil 419 NLT) given to us in Christ Jesus.
These riches are varied. Just imagine the scene when a treasure seeker suddenly finds a Pirate’s secret treasure stored in a cave. All the various items – gold, silver, rubies, pearls, diamonds – a vast treasury. There are many items in God’s treasury, all waiting for us to discover.
Each time the starting scripture is found in 1 Samuel chapter 17 so happy reading.