Great Than Silver And Gold
Ronnie W. Wolfe
Two of the
most powerful and fearless men of the New Testament were Peter and John.
They were effective in a unique way in the work of God in the church.
As they went up (in Acts 3) to the temple to pray, they were confronted
with a lame man from his mother's womb who asked them for alms (help).
They answered him that they had NO silver and gold, but they had
something that was much more precious.
In our text today we find
that the law of God's mouth, the Scriptures, is of greater worth than
thousands of silver and gold, yeah, than all the silver and gold that
exists. These words of God are sweeter than honey (119:103); they give
light (119:130); it has great wisdom (Prov. 23:9).
Ah, how sweet
after a busy and sometimes confusing and tiring day to sit down, relax,
reach for the Bible, open it to a passage, read the sweet and powerful
words from a chapter and meditate on the word of God! What a lasting
pleasure settles in our souls as we think upon God's word and learn from
his clear message of grace and his encouragement to service!
19:10-11 expresses to us that the judgments of God are true and
righteous and more to be desired than fine gold, sweeter than the honey
comb, and in keeping them there is great reward.
Can we with
confidence hold fast in dedication to the word of God? Can we learn it?
Can we apply it and work it out? Can we teach it to others that they may
teach it still to others? This is our intent in life as children of
God. Without the word of God, we would be as sheep without a Shepherd.
But Christ is our Shepherd. He has atoned for our sins. He has paid the
ransom, and we are free, free to study to show ourselves approved of God
and to be workmen that need not be ashamed, rightly handling the word
of God (2 Timothy 2:15).
Pick it up; read it through; write it down; work it out; speak it forth; hide it in; wait for the promise!