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Where Should We Keep God’s Word?

Where Should We Keep God’s Word?

 SCRIPTURE; Psalm 119:11-(NKJV)

“YOUR WORD I HAVE HIDDEN IN MY HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU.”

REFLECTION.

I love how a particular translation uses the Word “Treasure- “Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against thee.” I like how the biblicacyclopedia.com explains that- “Treasure (prop. אָצָר, to hoard, θησαυρός, in Scripture signifies anything collected in stores, e.g., a treasure of corn, of wine, of oil; treasures of gold, silver, brass; treasures of coined money. Snow, winds, hail, rain, waters, are in the treasuries of God (Psalm 1357; Jer 51:16).

Furthermore, and according to dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com; “The heart is that private place where inner secrets are stored, and personal treasures are carefully hidden from the stare of all but our nearest and dearest. But no companion is so cherished and no individual so dependable, as the precious Saviour of our soul, Jesus Christ, who loves us with an everlasting love and gave His life so that we might live.” Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/psalm-119-11

This verse was written by a man who loved, read, and valued the Bible more than his daily bread. He listened intently as the Bible was read aloud. He thought about it every day as it went by. He thought about it every morning and kept it close to his heart at night because he now understood that the Bible is a living, effective document that endures forever. This man had grown to cherish God’s Word in his heart and to love it. He kept it hidden in the part of himself that houses our preferred ideas, treasured knowledge, and precious secrets. It is the container-repository where he kept God’s Word. The Lord’s Words should be kept safe and used to guide us in living righteously by being placed in the innermost part of our hearts.

More specifically, Psalm 119:11 does not only refer to memorization when it talks about burying God’s word in our hearts. This phraseology speaks of what we might refer to as “internalizing” God’s word, which includes reading, studying, believing, and marinating in it as well as being filled with it and shaped by it.

Here is another idea I gleaned from today’s verse, though. The only way to avoid sin is to keep God’s Word—Jesus—hidden in your heart. Therefore, reading the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation is crucial but not sufficient. You only succeeded in repeating your usual bible story history each time you read through the “WORD” (the text) without a “RHEMA”.

 Daniel prayed to God for knowledge and understanding of His word, which is what distinguishes having a rhema from merely reading it.

 LESSON:

Keep God’s Word in your heart at all times so that you can overcome temptations, trials, and sin when they come your way this month or next. Keep in mind that you cannot give what you do not possess internally.

Let me conclude by using this instance. What spills out when a drum is filled with water all the way to the top or brim and it overflows? I’m confident that the water you put in is the same one that fills up and escapes due to pressure or another factor. This is true of the Word of God that resides within you. What spills out of you during difficult times is simply an overflow of the Word of God when your heart is filled with God’s Word, and you are faced with challenges.

Therefore, keep saying it! Keep speaking the Word of God until your victory arrives.

Cheers!

 Prayer.

Our heavenly Father, I pray this day that your word abides in our heart continually. May we receive Revelational knowledge of your word as we read through the lines and pages of each book and chapters this year in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Please share…………

Blessings…………….

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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