The Treasure of the Word

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible.  While I am not a “KJV only” proponent, it is my personal favorite translation because that’s what I’ve grown up with, and what I have read and memorized.  I also have to recognize the need to stop and appreciate the fact that because of the King James version, I have God’s Word written in my language. 

Before the time of the Bible being written in common language, the people relied on the church to tell them what God’s Word said.  The church abused this knowledge and made a business of selling rights to sin – calling them indulgences.  The more you paid to the church, the more you could sin.  This is not what the Word of God teaches, but because these people didn’t have it in their own language and couldn’t read the Word of God, they didn’t know any better and thought this was the truth!  (Titus 3:5 – Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us).

Do you and I realize what a treasure it is to hold in our hands the Living Words of God?  The Word of God is quick and powerful.  Hebrews 4:12  It is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Psalm 119:105 These things are written that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, and that believing we might have life through His name. John 20:31 What things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we, through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 They are to be the joy and rejoicing of our heart.  Jeremiah 15:16

Do the previous verses describe your attitude and heart towards the Scriptures?  If not, ask God to give you a love for His Word.  If we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us, and it is certainly His will that we treasure His Word!  He will answer your prayer and give you a thirst to learn it and live it.

God’s Word reminds me of so many wonderful Truths every day –

  • God loves me
  • He will never leave me
  • He has a plan for my life
  • My pain has a purpose
  • I can have victory over sin
  • God wants to use my life
  • He is my Creator and is in control of everything
  • He will provide my needs
  • One day I will be with Him forever
  • Jesus is preparing a place for me in heaven

What blessing of Scripture are you thankful for?  What truth or promise has been made precious to you today?

With love,

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