Psalm 119:11 –” I have treasured Your word in my heart, so I might not sin against You.” TLV
In this Psalm, we catch a glimpse of the heart of the human instrument writing these verses. He sees a hidden treasure in a most precious place. That brings to mind the importance of the Word of God. It brings to the fore the importance of the Word being hidden in our hearts.
The apostle Paul reminds us that this is the gospel (a precious treasure). If it is hidden at all it is hidden to the lost. Why? Because they are carnally minded, and comprehension of Spiritual Truths cannot come to the carnal mind – they are spiritual.
God places an extremely high value and priority on His Word. It is truly a treasure available to all who will partake of it. Matthew 4:4 tells us that we do not live by bread alone but by every Word that comes from God. In 2 Timothy 3:16, we discover that all Scripture is given by the Inspiration of God and has value. Here in this Psalm, we see that this treasure is not just a treasure but is far more.
- THE BEST TREASURE – The Word of God.
Although it has not always existed in written form and been canonized into what we call the Bible it is eternally existent. It is the Word of God! It is not just any word, but “Thy Word O LORD!” It is unlike any other word; it lives and makes alive!
The Bible is the Book of the Ages. It has endured the test of time and the scrutiny of critics and nay-sayers. It endures forever as Psalm 119:89 informs us. Isaiah 40:8 reminds us that “the grass may wither, the flower may fade, but the Word of our GOD will stand forever.” Matthew 24:25 declares that although heaven and earth may pass away the Word of God will never pass away.
It has been battered, bruised, banned, burned, scorned, and rejected yet it still stands today and is as strong and viable as it was in the beginning.
The Bible is Food for the Soul. (Deuteronomy 8:3). The Word of God provides milk for babies and meat for the strong and mature. It provides food for every soul regardless of where they are on the journey to maturity in Christ. All one has to do is come to God’s table and dine.
The Bible is Divinely Inspired. (2 Timothy 3:16). It authenticates the divinity of Jesus and gives hope to the human heart. It is also Light Giving. We read in Psalm 19:8-9, “The Torah of Adonai is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of Adonai is trustworthy, making the simple wise. 9 The precepts of Adonai are right, giving joy to the heart. The mitzvot of Adonai are pure, giving light to the eyes.” TLV
In Psalms 119:105 we find that God’s Word is a lamp and a light to guide us. There is guidance, instruction, help, encouragement, and every need of life addressed in that Word. It is loaded with benefits found nowhere else. In it, we learn of love, forgiveness, redemption, mercy, grace, revival, renewal, and restoration. In the word of God, we discover life.
The Word of God is Mighty, and the word translated there means Powerful. In Jeremiah 5:14 we discover it is a devouring flame. In Jeremiah 23:29 we find it is a crushing hammer. In Ezekiel 37:7 we learn it is a life-giving force. In Romans 1:16 we are informed it has saving power. In Ephesians 6:17 we learn it is a defensive weapon and in Hebrews 4:12 we realize it is a probing instrument revealing the heart. The Word of God is Priceless. It is a Treasure hidden in our hearts and designed to lead us to fullness in life.
I am going to pause there and pick this up in the next devotional. Until then I pray the blessings of God upon you and that you will have a fantastic day walking in the Light of His Love!