By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
Can we reiterate what David is saying here? Can we say that the word of God is more precious than fine gold? So many people (even professed believers) love the world more than the word of God. We remember the song "Dust On The Bible," don't we? There was a good message in that song, and it can be applied to many today.
Many of us grew up without many things, including money; thus, we had time on our hands to sit and concentrate on God, his wondrous creation, and his word. I remember as a boy, sitting quietly at the window, staring at the weather outside, trying to think of Scriptures that spoke about the different seasons of the year and the blessings and burdens of life. I could not always think of Scripture for those things, mainly because we did not have good reference material for our Bibles; but I later found that God speaks about all things in life in his word.
God's word brings many things to bear in our lives. It is the way of cleansing our way -- Psalms 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. It is the way of staying away from sin -- Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Many more benefits are written in this very chapter in the book of Psalms.
Today, to our delight and also to our detriment, we have cell phones, game systems, TV's, audio players, hectic schedules, and other things that take away our attention from the word of God. This may very well plunge our society into ruin.
Gold is still today a precious commodity, but the precious word of God should be more precious than fine gold to us. Let us read it, remember it, write it, speak it, practice it, and give glory to God for it, for God's word is truth (John 17:17).