Thursday, April 8, 2010

Treasured - Psalm 119 (Part 3)

"Thy word I have treasured in my heart,
that I may not sin against Thee."
(Psalm 119:11)

There are many things in this world that people hold dear. We have many treasures - things and people that we would be crushed to lose. Is the Word of God among our treasures? Is it really and truly one of our treasures?

For David the answer was a resounding yes!! He treasured God's Word, so much so that he hid it in his heart. He stored it in a place where it could never be taken from him and where it would always be with him.

"He hid it in his heart that it might be ready to him whenever he had occasion to use it. God's Word is a treasure worth laying up, and there is no laying it up safely but in our hearts. If we have it in our heads our memories may fail us; but if our hearts be delivered in to the mold of it, and the impressions of it remain on our souls, then it is safe." (Matthew Henry)

David treasured God's Word. He hid it deep within Himself that He might not sin against the glorious God who had created Him, loved Him, and saved Him. Our God is David's God and our Bible is that Word which David so loved. Do we treasure it? Have we treasured it to the point that it is hidden deep within our hearts? Oh, may we all make room for God's Word and may the space which it takes up be the most treasured room of all!

In His glorious grace,

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