In my daily quiet time with the Lord, I have been reading through the Psalms and enjoying them more than I ever have in the past. Some of the Psalms David wrote, drip with delight in the Word of the Lord and His law. I want you and me to esteem God’s Word as our highest treasure; being willing to put aside other priorities, possessions and pleasures so we give proper time to His truth which is “forever…firmly fixed in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89).
There is another analogy David uses about “the law of the Lord.” He says it is “more to be desired…than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter…than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (19:10). While many people occupy themselves with becoming wealthy and satisfying their hungers with material things, David’s own experience was that God’s Word did both. It provided riches that cannot be counted. It fills our emptiness with sweetness because our souls become more acquainted with the character of God and it strengthens our personal relationship with Him
Let us take this a step further. Ten times in Psalm 119, David refers to his delight in the Word of God (14, 16, 24, 35, 47, 70, 77, 92, 143, and 174). It became the governing authority in his life. Though David failed, his heart was tender and easily influenced by the law of God.
What would change in your life and mine if this were our love and appreciation for what God has carefully preserved for us in written form? What joy and delight would fill those empty spaces we try to hide? How much clearer would others see Jesus in us if we loved God’s Word more? Only you can answer for yourself.
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