Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
Do not make the mistake of seeing the word of God as a burden. The perspective you should possess is to see it as a great treasure.
I was told once by a young lady that she sees the word of God as a burden because there are too many requirements. However, David said in Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word as one that findeth great spoil. What a difference in perspective. As opposed to suggesting that the word of God was a burden, He likens the word of God to finding great treasure, showing that he placed great value in the word of God. It is understandable why David’s perception of the word of God was what it was. His heritage and history was proof that it was valuable. Abraham’s great riches spoken of in Genesis 13, came after he acted upon the word of God to leave Haran in Genesis 12. So it was for Isaac as well as he saw a 100 fold harvest in the time of famine after he obeyed the instruction given by God. And if those examples were not enough for David, he would also recall that Joseph’s decision to operate based on the laws of God in Egypt brought him to the second highest position in Egypt, even though on the face of it, he was unqualified for that position.
With that context, David had an elevated appreciation for the word of God. For him it is not like any other word: it is like treasure: it leads to the salvation of souls, the sick to be healed, those demons possessed to be delivered and provision to flow from unexpected places. David rejoiced in the word because he saw it as treasure, you will have the same appreciation of the word of God if you see it the same way. Endeavour to place great value on the word of God.
Life Application: Use your own history with the word of God and that of those who have gone before to ascribe great value to the word of God.
Prayer: Lord, cause me to never see your word as a burden. But, to see the value of your word and to follow your commands with joy. In Jesus name, amen.
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