Look no further. Here's a gem I came across today in the new NIV (2011):
He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.
There are riches in store for us: Wisdom we need desperately. Knowledge we crave. Salvation we cannot do without. A firm foundation when life threatens to sweep us off of our feet. How do we access these treasures? By fearing the LORD. We're being issued an invitation to know Him, trust Him, and bring all of our cares to Him. That is the key to the treasures He is waiting to give us.
Read it again.
This one's a keeper.
Friday, August 12, 2011
looking for treasure?
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.