What Is the Price on the Word of God?
September 24, 2010
"I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil." Psalm 119:162
The word spoil is used many times in the Bible. Whenever a nation defeated another nation in war, the conquering nation would have free access to the possessions of their foes. These possessions were also called the spoil and were greatly rejoiced in by the takers. The spoil could be anything from gold, silver, clothing, weapons, animals and even humans. It was a time of great rejoicing and happiness as they went through the spoil. The Psalmist elevated the rejoicing at the word of God above the thrill of finding great spoil. Oh how the redeemed of the Lord should rejoice and be glad at the finding of our Bibles. I owe my life to Jesus Christ and His word. It was the law of God that showed me I was a sinner. The seed of the word was sown in my heart. Then the Holy Spirit convicted me of the sin against the law of God. The Bible tells us in the book of Ephesians 1:3 that we have to hear the gospel, the word of truth, to trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. Oh how we should rejoice at the word of God. It is in the treasure of God's word that I learned about eternal security. It is in God's word that I have gained comfort in times of unrest. It is in God's word that I learned how to lead my home. The word of God has led me to the right kind of church and to believe the right doctrine. Even the unsaved man has benefited from the word of God. Man is evil and born with a depraved nature. The morals of our land even among the unsaved have been helped because of the word of God. If the influence of the Bible was taken out, this world would be a thousand times worse than now. Most of our laws are based on the Bible. Fallen man would have never arrived at moral laws on our own. Oh how we should rejoice at the spoil that we have in the word of God. Amen.