But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.- 2 Cor. 4:7 NKJV

I remember reading about the story of a man who bought a painting at a flea market for eighteen dollars. It was a simple painting, but the frame interested him. He purchased it and when he got home, removed the canvas. When he did, a piece of paper tucked inside caught his eye. As he carefully extracted the document, he found one of only four original copies of the Declaration of Independence, which he sold for over four million dollars.

Our frame is what we are made of in the natural. In our lives, and the lives of others, we need to remove the frame to discover the wealth tucked inside. As we walk free from bonds that are part of our natural frame, the freedom we have in Christ unfolds. Our walk in Christ is a discovery process. We are on a treasure hunt, from revelation to revelation.

We recognize the treasure in earthen vessel as we focus on Christ. When our frame does not appear valuable, we must go to the Word of God. The hidden wealth in the Word of God unfolds as we dig deeper and deeper. A scripture appearing simple often carries an unseen treasure of wisdom. The Holy Spirit reveals who we are and what we have in Christ as we go and grow,  from glory to glory!