Monday, June 15, 2015

Psalm 119:162

Dr. Ronnie Wolfe

Did you ever actually think of the word of God as a spoil? In our day the word spoil has lost much of the meaning it once had. We think of spoil as something that is to be thrown away or something worthless. In the Bible the word spoil refers to that which the victorious wins from the people over whom he has had victory. The soldiers in the victorious army would take the goods of the defeated people, which may include food, flocks, cattle, luxuries, and many precious gems, silver, and gold.

The value of  the Bible is much greater than that of the spoil of a victorious army. When we spend time in the word of God, we find many precious words of wisdom, advice for living, correcting words, comforting words, and instructions on the polity of the local church and many other spoils, or goods that are of good benefit to us.

Proverbs 30:5 says, Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Each word of the Bible in its proper context has a divine meaning for each of us. We should search the Bible as we would search for hidden treasure or as "gold in them thar hills."

Matt 13:45-46  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

We should be willing to sell all of our earthly goods, especially earthly philosophy, earthly wisdom, and science falsely so called in order to obtain the great riches of the word of God. The Bible itself demands it, and we should be willing to do it.

May God bless us as we search his treasure of truth!

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