Everyone is a gift. Do you remember receiving a gift that was wrapped in plain paper or not wrapped in anything special at all? Yet some of those gifts were very special. If you only judge the gift by what you see on the outside, you may miss the treasure inside. For even My Son was misjudged and misunderstood. The people were looking for someone more regal looking and politically powerful to rescue them. They did not realize their true enemy was more than an earthly power.
Make sure you do not overlook those among you that seem plain or simple. For in many of these are the hidden treasures of darkness that I have spoken of. They are waiting to be revealed, to be unwrapped, to be discovered. For they are holding wisdom and revelation that you need for this season. Therefore, do not despise these precious treasures. For surely they are My gifts and they are precious in My sight.
Isaiah 53:1-3 New Century Version (NCV)
1 Who would have believed what we heard?
Who saw the Lord’s power in this?
2 He grew up like a small plant before the Lord,
like a root growing in a dry land.
He had no special beauty or form to make us notice him;
there was nothing in his appearance to make us desire him.
3 He was hated and rejected by people.
He had much pain and suffering.
People would not even look at him.
He was hated, and we didn’t even notice him.
Isaiah 45:3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
I will give you the treasures of darkness
and riches from secret places,
so that you may know that I, Yahweh,
the God of Israel call you by your name.
Proverbs 2:6-9 The Passion Translation (TPT)
6 Wisdom is a gift from a generous God,
and every word he speaks is full of revelation
and becomes a fountain of understanding within you.
7–8 For the Lord has a hidden storehouse of wisdom
made accessible to his godly lovers.
He becomes your personal bodyguard as you follow his ways,
protecting and guarding you as you choose what is right.
9 Then you will discover all that is just, proper, and fair,
and be empowered to make the right decisions
as you walk into your destiny.