Bible and Theology
Lost Treasure
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Aug 16, 2019

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The parable of the lost coin found in Luke 15:8-10 portrays a woman's urgency to find one of her most treasured possessions.  

As is common when something of value is lost, she spares no effort to find her lost coin. You can feel her heart racing in panic as she lights a lamp and sweeps the dirt floor carefully and methodically until she finds what was lost. When she finds it, she is ecstatic, and she includes her friends and neighbors in her joy. 

She lost her treasure in her day-to-day routine. 


An interesting element of the parable is that the woman lost the coin in her own home. She was not traveling or in unfamiliar territory. She lost her treasure in her day-to-day routine. 

The same is true of many Christians. They haven't wandered away from the Father or set off for a distant country to revel in sin. Rather, they have lost the treasure of their relationship with the Lord in their day-to-day routine. At first, the lost treasure may be overlooked. However, the loss will eventually be apparent. Have you lost the treasure of a personal relationship with the Lord who loves you? 

Prayer: Lord, I'm afraid that in the midst of my daily routine, I have lost the treasure of time spent with You. Father, forgive me and help me to find it again. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

"And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin'" (Luke 15:9).