Psalm 119:162 (NKJV) — 162 I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.

To love God’s word, to enjoy His peace, to wait for His salvation—this is the employment, reward, and joy of faith.—God’s word will profit him little who prefers the favor of princes to the mercy of God, and dreads their power more than he does God’s hand. (Lange, J. P., Schaff, P., Moll, C. B., Briggs, C. A., Forsyth, J., Hammond, J. B., … Conant, T. J. (2008). A commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Psalms (p. 602). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)

Charles H. Spurgeon:

We too have to fight for divine truth; every doctrine costs us a battle, but when we gain a full understanding of it by personal struggles it becomes doubly precious to us. In these days godly men have a full share of battling for the word of God; may we have for our spoil a firmer hold upon the priceless word. Perhaps, however, the Psalmist may have rejoiced as one who comes upon hidden treasure for which he had not fought, in which case we find the analogy in the man of God who, while reading the Bible, makes grand and blessed discoveries of the grace of God laid up for him,—discoveries which surprise him, for he looked not to find such a prize. Whether we come by the truth as finders or as warriors fighting for it, the heavenly treasure should be equally dear to us. With what quiet joy does the ploughman steal home with his golden find! How victors shout as they share the plunder! How glad should that man be who has discovered his portion in the promises of holy writ, and is able to enjoy it for himself, knowing by the witness of the Holy Spirit that it is all his own. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 423). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)

Prayer:

Father, I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure. Time spent in the holy scriptures reaps a clarity and  understanding in truth. It also give me a fulfillment that is like nothing in this world or this life. I would have to say that it is beyond this world and indescribable with human words. Sometimes joy; sometimes a presence of peace; sometimes a convicting; sometimes an answer; sometimes light. You give according to Your lovingkindness and my need. Such grace, yes, such grace. There is no treasure that compares to You speaking to me in and through the scriptures. Thank you, Lord.

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