I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.
The word of God is filled with great treasure. Each time I spend reading and studying God’s word, I am challenged and changed; uplifted and encouraged. That is exactly what this verse is speaking about. The psalmist, David, rejoiced in the word of God. He took pleasure in reading it, hearing it, and meditating on it. Matthew Henry, renowned commentator said this about the word of God, “The more reverence we have for the word of God the more joy we shall find in it.”
That is absolutely true. It is for me. The more time I spend reading the word of God, the more real and alive God becomes in my life. It revives me. The word of God brings me back to life; a personal regeneration through the work of the Holy Spirit. And the more I read the word of God, the more I long for God. The more I meditate on the word of God, the more I hunger for it. Meditating on the word of God for me is spending time alone with God and pondering His love, His mercy, and His amazing grace. “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1-2 NKJV)
God is alive and He sustains life in all people. “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is with those who uphold my life.” (Psalm 54:4 NKJV) God sustains all life and the more we know about Him and the more we meditate on His word, the stronger we become. That is why His word is a great treasure. No matter what we face, no matter what we encounter, no matter the circumstances, the word of God is powerful. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV) The power of God’s word reaches the deepest recesses of a person’s being.
Friend, the word of God says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV) Scripture is intended to lead believers to maturity in faith. The word of God enlightens believers. God’s revelation in His word provides the insight to guide us and direct us. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105 NKJV) And God’s guidance is promised to those who genuinely desire it and seek it. David sought after the word of God. He rejoiced in it and took pleasure in studying it. David was after God’s heart. Studying and meditating on the word of God is life giving, life changing, and life sustaining. And the word of God is the heart of God.
Dear God, thank You for your Word. Thank You that as we study and meditate on your Word, you give us life. Your Word is given to us lead us into spiritual maturity. It is a light unto our path. May the power of Your Word reach the deepest parts of our hearts; to reproof, to correct, and to instruct us. Thank You for Your treasure. I rejoice in it. In Jesus Name. AMEN
Don’t believe me, believe God!