2 Cor. 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. (NIV)
How often do we take items that we truly treasure and tuck them away in a safe place? We will oftentimes purchase safety deposit boxes to securely keep possessions we treasure most; such as valuable papers, jewelry, etc. We feel good about the manner of security placed on these items, knowing we can go back and retrieve them when we need them. The degree of confidence we place on the security of these items does not compare to the treasure that we have within us as believers. Paul declares in 2 Cor. 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. Once we receive the truth of God’s Word, we are to share the same with those who are lost. Knowing the Word of God and keeping it tucked inside is likened to withholding breath from another who is suffering from lack of oxygen. We all need oxygen to live and we all need the Word of God for new life. The message of salvation through Jesus Christ is a treasure which Paul exhorts is entrusted to frail and fallible human beings. This treasure is from God, not of ourselves and it gives power to accomplish His work. Let us not hide (veil) the Word of God but share God’s truth to others. God’s Word is a life-giving treasure.