Genesis 15:5-12,17-18; Psalms 27:1,7-9,13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36
Many decades ago, some men were panning for gold in the State of Montana …
It being a cooperative project the prospectors had agreed that if they should strike gold they would tell no one about their find.
After time, one of them found an unusual stone. Breaking it open they were excited to see that it contained gold. Working eagerly the prospectors soon discovered an abundance of the precious metal. They began shouting “We’ve found it! We’ve found gold! We’ve struck it rich!”
They then proceeded to go to a nearby town for additional supplies. Before leaving camp they reminded each other of the pledge of absolute secrecy. While they were in town, none of them breathed a word about their good fortune, however, when they were getting ready to return to camp, they were horrified to discover several hundred of the local townsmen preparing to follow them. And when they asked who had revealed the secret of their discovery, the answer came, “No…