Wisdom Hunters

Searching for a Treasure Greater Than Gold

By Linda Canup
  • March 08, 2015

Last summer, a family of treasure hunters discovered a 300-year-old gold Spanish pyx—a religious relic once used by priests to hold the communion host—off the coast of the Atlantic. It’s the missing piece of a necklace that was discovered at the same wreck in 1989.

In an interview with Good Morning America, the owner of their company and fellow hunter, Brent Brisben, said, “We find shipwrecked artifacts on a daily basis, but it's more like ship spikes and musket balls, so when you get an extremely rare, unique piece like this, it's exciting," he said.

While most of us will never experience the elated happiness of discovering an ancient treasure, there is something more valuable, yet attainable, that we ought to be searching for daily: wisdom.

In his message “In Search of Wisdom,” Dr. Stanley says wisdom is like a hidden treasure (Prov. 2:1-7), and a gift from God (Ecc. 2:26). It is the ability to view things from God’s perspective and on the basis of His Word. It doesn’t come automatically, but to those who desire to live according to the Lord’s plan and are willing to seek Him, He freely gives it.

Dr. Stanley says to acquire wisdom we must:

  • Meditate on God’s Word (Prov. 4:10-11).
  • Pray specifically for it (James 1:5).
  • Observe how God works in the world (Prov. 6:6).
  • Heed godly counsel (Prov. 12:15).
  • Associate with the wise (Prov. 13:20).

Wisdom has the power to change our lives and save us from ungodly choices. We ought to be seeking it with the diligence and expectation of a seasoned treasure hunter.

Do you value wisdom to the point that you will search for it daily? Do you take joy in discovering God’s will? Be willing to dive deep into His Word and dig for such a worthy treasure. You will not be disappointed.

Dr. Stanley teaches us how we can make good decisions in his message “In Search of Wisdom.”

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1 My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you,

2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;

4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.

6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

26 For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many.

11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.

5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

6 Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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