“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the People of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season—esteeming the reproaches of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.”

Hebrews 11:24-26

The treasures of this world are many indeed,

So priceless by man’s estimation;

Yet each one will ultimately succumb to decay,

Leaving their owners in frantic desperation.

Yes, earthly treasures of silver and gold

Are craved by the world’s population,

But soon, rust, robbers and rot will take them,

Leaving men no lasting consolation.

Much better indeed are the riches of God

That come from His own Hand;

They may not glitter and glow in the dark,

But when we have them we’ll always understand:

Understand what it means to be incorruptible,

Never succumbing to decay;

Understand what it means to be immortal,

Never ceasing on God’s Judgment Day.

Yes, God’s riches are truly eternal treasures,

Given to all who believe.

And, it’s when we place our trust in Christ

That His treasures we’ll surely receive.

What price can be given to a conscience that’s clean,

Washed white by the Blood of God’s Lamb?

How wonderful it is to know we are set free

By Him, Who is the Great I Am.

Though intangible and invisible to the eye of man—

These treasures from Heaven above;

We still can enjoy them each day of our lives,

For they’re given by the Heavenly Father in love.

–Tom Smith

April 1, 2011