Thursday, April 30, 2009


Yesterday the thought popped into my mind that I should hug my girls, tell them I love them and that they are my treasures.  We were on our way home from the park and Kaia was snacking on "Pirate Booty".  She said, "I love you too, Mom.  I love you more than a pirate loves 'Pirate Booty'."  

I'm a big fan of treasures.  I like stories and movies about treasure hunts in the deep blue sea.  I recently gave a talk at my niece's baptism on the gift of the Holy Ghost and related it to a treasure.  I think part of our purpose here on earth is to recognize our eternal treasures.  The following scriptures lead me to this conclusion:

Matt. 6:21
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Isa. 33:6
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
 Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
 Ex. 19:5
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
 Matt. 13:44
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Matt. 19:21
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
 D&C 43:34
Hearken ye to these words. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.Treasure these things up in your hearts, and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds.
D&C 84:85
Neither take ye thought beforehand what ye shall say; but treasure up in your minds continually the words of life, and it shall be given you in the very hour that portion that shall be meted unto every man.
D&C 6:3
Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God.
D&C 38:30
I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.
Hel. 5:8
And now my sons, behold I have somewhat more to desire of you, which desire is, that ye may not do these things that ye may boast, but that ye may do these things to lay up for yourselves a treasure in heaven, yea, which is eternal, and which fadeth not away; yea, that ye may have that precious gift of eternal life, which we have reason to suppose hath been given to our fathers.
I finished studying the New Testament this morning.  This scripture made a big impression on me: "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life" (Rev. 21:27).
James E. Faust said, "Even though your works may be known to only a few, they are recorded in the Lamb’s book of life, which one day will be opened to witness of your dedicated service, devotion, and deeds as “instruments in the hands of God to bring about this great work.” 2 [ Alma 26:3]
And that knowledge is a treasure.



Darla said...

You little treasure hunter, you! (;
No, but seriously, I love all your posts on treasures. Very good stuff.