Summary: With the movie theme Pirates Of The Caribbean, discover how Job not only obeyed God’s Word, but TREASURED God’s Word more than food, more than life.
I. WHEN YOU THINK OF BURIED TREASURE – WHAT COMES TO MIND?
A. Pirate Buried Treasure – Their Booty
B. Shipwreck – Buried Treasure At Sea?
II. LOOK WHAT JOB SAYS ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD
A. Not Just Obeyed
B. But Treasured
Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food. NKJV
Job 23:12 I’ve obeyed every word he’s spoken, and not just obeyed his advice — I’ve treasured it. (THE MESSAGE)
Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. NIV
III. WORD STUDY
A. Hebrew word for “treasure” = tsaphan (tsaw-fan’); to hide (by covering over); to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; to protect, to hide, to keep secret.
B. Used 36 times in OT - of concealing something, often of great value, e.g:
1. The baby Moses (Ex 2:2,3).
2. Rahab concealed the Israelite spies (Josh 2:4).
3. It is used figuratively of keeping something hidden in a person’s heart or mind (Job 10:13).
4. It refers to something hidden, stored up (Ps 17:14)
IV. GOD’S WORD & HIS COMMANDS ARE LIKE BURIED TREASURE
Like buried treasure, Worth fighting for (fighting devil who tempts & distracts you from the quest of discovering God’s word)
Like buried treasure, Worth hunting for with all your might
Like buried treasure, Worth going out of your way for – ends of world to find
Like buried treasure, Worth giving up your loved ones for
Like buried treasure, Worth dying for (more precious than air or food) You need it & got to have it
Like buried treasure, God doesn’t just want mediocre, heartless obedience – but enthusiastic, this is my life – sort of obedience
Like buried treasure, it’ll make you rich!
Like buried treasure, must be protected & guarded