Tuesday 21st February 2012

by Brittany

This morning during family Bible study, Mom read from Psalm 119. As she was reading along, verse 11 particularly caught my attention:

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

I usually read from the King James Version, in which this verse reads slightly differently.

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.

Not a big difference, but the word that caught my attention was the word “treasured”. I’ve used this verse to remind me of the importance of memorizing God’s Word (and yes, I still believe that is very important!). But I think that, when I emphasize the total truth of His word, and how vital is is that we walk in obedience to His word, I sometimes forget the importance of truly treasuring His words. Hanging on His words. Being enthralled by, and soaking up His words. And it makes sense that merely “storing” His words in our mind/memory wouldn’t necessarily give us victory over sin. But if we truly were treasuring those words as we memorized and meditated upon them, and asked for the Holy Spirit to bring them to our remembrance when we desperately needed them?

It was a good reminder. Together, let’s treasure His word today.

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