Psalm 119:11 –” I have treasured Your word in my heart, so I might not sin against You.” TLV
In the last devotional we considered that the Word of God was the Best Treasure. Today, I want us to move further in our consideration of the Hidden Treasure.
- THE BEST PLACE – Hidden in the Heart…
From the heart, the issues of life spring forth. Proverbs 4:23 declares, “Guard your heart diligently, for from it flow the springs of life.” TLV. The heart is the seat of life both physically and spiritually. The heart is the controller of health both physically and spiritually. They are not the same but the heart in the natural and the heart in the spiritual produce life.
The heart spiritually determines character. Proverbs 23:7 declares that as we think within ourselves so are we. The heart is the source of faith spiritually. Romans 10:10 instructs that it is with the heart we believe.
Therefore, it is important that we inscribe or hide the Word of God in our hearts. Doing so will bring forth a godly life. It will build a godly character and increase faith. It enables us to grow to maturity in Christ.
Consider with me that we have seen the Treasure and viewed the Place it is to be stored and now we move to the purpose of this treasure.
- THE BEST PURPOSE – That We Might Not Sin Against God…
The question Psalm 119:9 is germane to this discussion. The question asked, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.” In verses 59-60 we find the powerful truth, “When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hast and do not delay to keep Your commandments.” ESV
Unblemished relationships are rooted in the Word of God and our obedience to it. 1 John 3:3 declares, “And everyone who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is pure.” ESV. Jesus is coming for a Church, a Body, a Bride that is without spot or blemish. (Ephesians 5:27).
We are called to live Holy in accordance with God’s Word and Will. We are called to enjoy communion with Jesus through godly living. We are strengthened in the LORD and enjoy the Power of His Might in our lives as we walk in obedience to the Word and Hide it in our Hearts!
We all have some treasure or treasures in our hearts. The question is not do we have treasures, but where does that treasure, or those treasures fit into the scheme of things in our lives in Christ? The Word of God was written to give direction for Victorious Living in the here and now.
Maybe we need a refreshing in the Word of God. May we need to pray for an increased appetite for the Word of God. I have discovered that what we partake of we develop an appetite for that.
Remember that through the Word of God and empowered by the Spirit of God we move into Victory from Defeat, Health from Sickness especially spiritually, Peace from Turmoil and Confusion. It is through the Word of God that we have access to the Power of God as the Holy Spirit anoints that Word in us. If the Bible is our handbook or roadmap for life, we need to value it as our most prized treasure.
God bless you as you discover God’s Hidden Treasures in His Word and walk victoriously in this Life. Have a Great Day!