Read: Luke 1:3:1 Thessalonians 5:21

Picture an archeologist in the desert. In one hand he has a small spade shovel. On his head he wears a special pair of magnifying glasses. Carefully he moves the soil around. Suddenly he hits something hard! He pulls a small brush out from his pocket and begins to move the dirt away from the object. At last, he carefully removes the object from the soil. As he holds it up to the sunlight it sparkles and shines. He has discovered a rare jewel worth a great deal of money! The Bible describes the knowledge contained in Scripture as “treasure” (2 Corinthians 4:7; Matthew 14:44-46). Luke said he had examined everything carefully and, by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, wrote those things down. Later, Paul would tell us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 to carefully examine everything, holding fast what is good. There is much false teaching about the Bible in the world. Like Luke, we must be very careful to examine the Scriptures so that we might uncover the truth.

Does an archeologist add value or take away value when he carelessly handles the treasure he has found? How can people be careless with the Word of God?

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