Scripture to Read: Psalms 119:9-11
God has been teaching us that what we treasure truly matters. God desires us to treasure Him and His Word. God gives us His Truth because He knows His Word sets us free (John 8:31-32 “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”) and fills us with everything we need to overcome the temptations we face each day. God tells us in Psalm 119:9 that the way we keep our way pure is by walking in obedience to His Word. God goes on to say to us in verse 10 that we must pursue Him and His Word so we do not wander from His commands. Then God tells us in verse 11 that when we treasure Him and His Word, that is what keeps us from sinning against Him. We must note that what God tells us in Psalms 119:9-11 is that this must be our deliberate choice to treasure Him and His Word. As believers, we must willingly say and do as God’s Word says in Psalms 40:8, “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.” What we delight in is what we act upon, talk about, and live out each day. God knows we struggle with the temptation to treasure the stuff of this life here on earth. That is why God gave us His Holy Spirit and His Holy Word so that we can overcome.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about your pursuit of Him and His Word?
2. How are you currently choosing to treasure God and His Word with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!