Treasure God’s Word

“The Law of the Lord is perfect…the precepts of the Lord are right…More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.” -Psalm 19:7a, 8a, 10

Christian, we should treasure God’s Word. Think about that for a moment…we should TREASURE God’s Word.

Listen to how David describes God’s Word in Psalm 19. It is perfect and right. It is to be desired more than gold, even more than MUCH of the best riches. It is better than fine foods. David’s words were clear to his original audience and they translate straight into our culture. His culture just like ours, valued riches and fine things. However, he tells us God’s Word is to be treasured above these things. Why? Because God’s Word is better! Dale Davis says:

“David moves from describing the character of God’s word (vv. 7-9) to expressing the desirability of God’s word (v. 10). He doesn’t just want you to see what Yahweh’s word is like; he wants you to say, ‘I must have it.’” (Psalms 13-24, pg. 114)

Thomas Watson said:

The Word shows what is truth and what is error. It is the field where the pearl of price is hidden. How we should dig for this pearl! A godly man’s heart is the library to hold the Word of God; it dwells richly in him (Col. 3:16)…Oh, let us make ourselves familiar with the Scripture! (A Godly Man’s Picture, pg. 61)

Let us pray that God would give us the grace to treasure His Word; that we would say, “I must have it.” When we treasure God’s Word we will:

  • Read It
  • Study It
  • Meditate on It
  • Memorize It
  • Love to hear It preached
  • Proclaim It to others
  • Apply It
  • Obey It
  • Live It

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” -Psalm 1:1-3

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.
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