To open a locked box you of course need keys. (No duh) I want to talk about the KEYS to opening the lock to God’s treasure box.
The lock is found in 2 TIM. 1:7. It is called “a spirit of a sound and well-balance mind’. Actually there are four locks to contend with but I will deal with just one today.
What kind of lock are we dealing with here in 2 Timothy? The Amplified version calls this lock that God has givens us, a spirit of “…a well balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” 2 TIM. talks about some other locks on God’s treasure box. That would be “POWER” and “LOVE” which take different keys to open them. So, what are the right KEYS we can use to fit into the locks? Verse 22 says that the old lock is rusty, broken and doesn’t even work. “Strip yourselves of your former nature [the old lock] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; ” Verses 23-24 talks about the NEW replacement lock that the key will work in. “…be constantly renewed [the new lock] in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], And put on the new nature created in God’s image, in true righteousness and holiness.”
Now there is a currious engraved sign on the outside of GODS TREASURE BOX. The Apostle Paul calls it “confidence and trust” in 2 TIM.1:5 Amplified version. Tommorow I discuss the key ring with (6) keys that will open the TREASURE BOX and its contents.