Heavenly Treasure Chest
“Lord, how wonderful you are!
You have stored up so many good things for us,
like a treasure chest heaped up and spilling over with blessings—
all for those who honor and worship you!
Everybody knows what you can do
for those who turn and hide themselves in you.”
Psalm 31:19 TPT
On the heels of Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, today’s psalm continues on a note of praise and thanksgiving. One thing much of the Psalm’s can do for us is remind us who God is and why He is so worthy of our love and praise. In this passage we are carried with the writer as he looks up and becomes totally overwhelmed by the goodness of God. He begins exclaiming that God actually “stores up” good things and blessing for us. Sometimes in the circumstances of life we can develop a negative or misguided view of who God is. This contributes to the common struggle for all of us involved in developing trust in God. In order for us to trust someone we need to believe their intentions towards us are good.
Behind an inability to trust God we will find that at least in part we do not believe He loves us and intends good for us.
This Psalmist isn’t just convinced that God loves him but also that God has stored up an excessive and extravagant blessing for him. As I read this passage I had to ask myself the question, “How would my approach to God and my relationship with Him change if I had the same revelation of Him this Psalmist had? If I truly believed His heart toward me is absolutely overflowing with good things for me?”… I think for a start I’d ask and believe for more how about you?
Beyond this there is another place in the bible that confirms the writers notion of God in a New Testament context. The fact that God has immense blessing stored up for us is a fact for all believers.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” Eph.1:3 (ESV)
An amazing truth is that God has stored up for us a sort of “heavenly treasure chest” full of good things. He calls to us to remember He has only good purposes for us (Jer.29:11). I know I’ve barely scrapped the surface of what this means in my own life and I’ve certainly no where near exhausted my Fathers resources dedicated to me!
The reality of this truth should stir up unwavering trust in our hearts in God and a confident pursuit of His best for us. May the reality of His goodness unfold before you today as you experience His heart and purpose for you.