May 7th 2016
Great Spiritual Spoil
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. Psalm 119:161-162 KJV
These two verses ought to convict each and every one of us as to exactly how we view the importance of God’s Word. Is it worth more than gold or silver to us? Is it worth more than filling ourselves with physical food?
Man must ask himself how does he choose to approach it, how often does he read it, how open is he to allowing God’s Word to sink into the cracks and crevices of his heart. God uses both encouragement and rebuke to shape man’s heart and direct his life.
Many people today approach reading and studying God’s Word simply as a call of duty or a “task” on their long “to do” list. This vital spiritual responsibility often gets moved farther and farther down in relevance on man’s task list until one day it is removed or replaced altogether with eternally worthless things with value in this world.
Reading and contemplating upon God’s Word is necessary. “Spiritually digesting” Truth fills man’s spiritually hungry heart. Reading His Word and calling out to Him in prayer are necessary elements in getting know God on a more intimate level as the regenerated man sojourns in this dark and dreadful world.