This morning I read Psalm 119 I believe for the first time all the way through. As I read, I wondered, why do we not have such a longing for righteousness and for keeping God's commands? Almost every section of Psalm 119 focuses on the incredible Word of God. We have lost this wonder for God's Word. It is a book we leave around our homes and leave at church every now and then, but when was the last time you saw Scripture as a treasure?
Psalm 119:72 says, "The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold." Even as a preacher who will need Scripture weekly to come up with sermons, I don't have this awe for God's Word. I have always thought it is important and needs to be read as a part of the spiritual disciplines, but never a treasure.
What if there was no Bible? What if there was no record of God's words and actions in the past? I can't even imagine, yet I take for granted the chance I have daily to search his Scriptures and, as Psalm 119 reminds us, memorize and meditate on His Word.
Blessed be the Word of the Lord!