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Dec. 25, 2020

December 25th, 20

December 25th, 20

Daily Radio Bible Podcast


THE TREASURE IS HERE

Today’s readings are Psalm 117, 119 and II John – III John.  We are reading from the New Living Translation.

Psalm 119 is an amazing declaration of the beauty of God’s Word.  Psalm 119:11-13 says

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. I praise you, O Lord,  teach me your decrees. I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us.

That’s what we’ve been doing this last year.  We’ve been reciting aloud the wonderful words of God. and we have hidden his word in our heart because it helps us to not sin.

But that’s not the only thing that the word of God does.  Psalm 119 gives us an amazing litany of the treasures of God’s word and all that it does for us.

The word of God revives and encourages our hearts.

It keeps us from lying to ourselves.  

It’s where our happiness is found.

It rids us of shame.

It renews our lives with goodness and gives us hope.

It comforts in time of trouble.

It is an anchor.  

It keeps evil far from us.

It teaches us judgments and knowledge.  

It sustains us with joy and gives us life.  

It makes us wise.

It guides our steps.

It is joy in times of stress.

It is a great treasure.  

All of these things I have found to be true.  As the Psalmist says,

They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. (Ps 19:10 NLT)

By God’s grace we will continue to hold tightly to the word of Truth.  I can’t wait for all that he has in store for us. He honors us as we honor his Word.  He blesses us when we seek him with all our hearts, through his Word.  The treasure is here.  We need not go any further.  We simply need to open our hearts as we open his Word, and begin that long walk of obedience and wonder into this amazing word of God.  

As you look to the year ahead, cling to the word of God and understand the treasure in front of you. The Word points us to the living Word, Jesus himself.  He is the treasure – the fulfillment of the word of God.  May this Living Word continue to meet you daily in his word and guide you as you seek to walk with him in obedience and awe, and in his grace.