Treasure... what do you picture when you hear that word? Pirates, gold, diamonds, maps...

The Psalmist in 119 verse 11 says: 

"Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You."

I was pondering this as I studied to teach this passage last week. The concept of treasuring the word of God in your heart. 

Follow with me:
- a person discovers treasure
- they bury it, because it's precious and they want to have it to use later
- they go out and search for more, trying to get as much as they can

In a similar way, God tells us to treasure His Word in our hearts, to bury it in our hearts, to store up as much as we can. However, not only does this "treasure" of scripture equip us to stand firm against the enemy, we can and should freely share the treasure we have found.

I'm constantly convicted at my lack of treasure in my heart. Especially as I teach this Bible study. The blaring theme of Psalm 119 is "Memorize and Know the Word of God".  Whether Kings are hunting you down, princes are spreading lies, or your very life is in danger, the Word of God stands true and "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproofing, correcting, for training in righteousness. So that the man of God may be adequate equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17... which I just typed from memory!)

I'm endeavoring to commit to memory some portion of scripture every night before I go to bed... because I want to be equipped in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2)... 

and I want lots of treasure... the kind that's gonna last forever... 
and is safe from pirates ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Ha, you know that my church recently had this party for kids based on this CEF [child evangelism fellowship] thing and I helped out. It was pirate-themed because we were showing the kids that the Bible is like treasure (:


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