What is this website all about? First, I encourage you to read About Mitch to find out how I got to where I am.
Searching the Scriptures has been a passion of mine for a number of years. Once I started Finding the Jewels, I wanted to find more. Having accumulated innumerable tidbits of interesting factoids, information and truths from the Word of God, I am using this website for Sharing the Treasure that I have found, with you.
Why call the website Creator Clues? The simple answer: because I think everyone needs to begin at the beginning.
The Scriptures start with Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Moses rebukes the nation of Israel because of their indifference in regard to their Creator, and all the works that He had done on their behalf. In Deuteronomy 32:15 he accuses them of having become complacent amidst all the blessings He had given them “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.” In Deuteronomy 32:18 he accuses them of having forgotten due to the passing of time “Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.”
The wisest man to ever live concludes his exhaustive study on life with Ecclesiastes 12:1 “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth”. A good place for anyone to start in their search for the truth, is at the feet of the Creator. Look around, look up, look in the mirror, there is lots of evidence that a Creator exists. And He wants to talk to you.
Searching the Scriptures
The Creator left us a message, a detailed message. A message worth looking into with a magnifying glass.
Those from Berea, were counted as worthy because they took what they heard, and compared it with the Scriptures. Acts 17:11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
The religious leaders were unworthy, because thought theu “knew” the Scriptures. But they never found the truth within it’s writings as they were blinded by their own conceit. Jesus exhorts them in John 5:39 – 40 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”
The Lord made a promise to the nation of Israel that we can well apply to ourselves in this day and age. Many people say they are seeking God, but are doing so halfheartedly. Many people search for God, but give up when they don’t find what they are looking for quickly enough. To those who want to seek, or search, take heart. The words of Deuteronomy 4:29 are echoed in Jeremy 29:13 – 14 as the Lord promises “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD:”
Finding the Jewels
Solomon says in Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.”
As a saying goes, “If it were easy, everyone would do it”. Though finding the truth is not hard, it is only for the few, but not because of limited access. As the Lord promised, those who really want to find Him, will. And those who really want to find the truth, will. But it takes a sincere desire and it takes a genuine effort. The disciples questioned the Lord about the parables he used. Mathew 13:10 – 17 ” And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?”
What the Lord replied to His disciples about the parables, applies to everyone in regard to all of Scripture. God literally “hides” the truth just below the surface. The more you scratch, the more you discover. The more you discover, the more you can scratch.
“He (Jesus) answered and said unto them,
- Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
- And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
- But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.”
Anyone who wants to know the truth, can. They just have to look for it. It’s not a matter of believing whatever you hear, but a matter of studying and investigating. That responsibility the Creator left with every individual to do with it as he will.
Whatever the Lord has “hidden” in His Word is much more precious than any jewel or precious stone or any of the riches that one could find in the world. And it is worth digging for it.
Proverbs 8:10 – 11 “Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”
In Matthew 13:45 – 46, the Lord told a story of a man who found a pearl of great price and did everything in his power to purchase it. That is how it should be for us with the Scriptures. The Scriptures are loaded with hidden precious stones and jewels, and pearls, and we should do everything we can to find them.
The purpose of this website is to stimulate you and to encourage you to do just that. And I am here to help you in any way that I can.
Sharing the Treasure
Sometimes when we find something special, or something precious, we like to hoard it. We like to keep it to ourselves, almost to the point of “copyrighting” our discoveries. When it comes to the Scriptures, and God’s message to mankind, it needs to be shared.
Matthew 13:52 “Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”
When Hilkiah the high priest found the book of the Law, he didn’t take it and keep it for himself. He went to Shaphan the scribe, who went to Josiah the king. Even the king, recognizing the importance of the discovery, did not keep the book of the Law for himself. He called together the elders, the priests, the prophets and the people and read to them the book of the covenant. Something that special, is worth sharing with everyone.
In Acts 8, Philip was told to go to the desert road that went from Jerusalem to Gaza. There, he meet an Ethiopian Eunuch who was reading from Isaiah 53. When Stephen asked him if he understood what he was reading, the Eunuch answered, “How can I, except some man should guide me?”. He then asked Philip to sit with him in the chariot and Philip shared with him what he knew of the Old Testament passage that spoke of the death of Jesus Christ on behalf of sinners.
When Aquila and Priscilla encountered Apollos in Acts 18, they found an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, but lacking a full understanding of the Gospel message. It would have been easy for the couple to leave him with his limited knowledge, but instead they took him aside and shared with him the precious message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Paul received a pretty intense wake up call and got saved. He then received direct revelation from Jesus Christ as to the message of the gospel. He could have hoarded his understanding and knowledge, but instead preaches it in all its glory. He goes as far as to declare it in 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 4: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” What Paul understood to be the gospel, he preached it holding nothing back so that ALL would be able to consider its truths.
The Word of God has something for everyone. And everything in the Scriptures has a purpose and a meaning. Paul states in 2 Timothy 3:16 – 17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
- Please leave a comment below about a precious stone, or jewel, or pearl you have found in your study of Scripture.
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