Day Twenty-five: January 25 – Today’s Tasting: Job 22-25: Job’s friend replies, “Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him? God is so great—higher than the heavens.”
Job speaks many statements, but one among many, “I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily bread.” Job’s next speech in a brief statement, “Why are those who do not treasure His Word not punished?”
His friend replies again: “God is powerful and dreadful. He enforces peace in the heavens.”
Today’s Nourishment: What do you treasure? One thing I treasure – notes my husband wrote me, while in high school typing class. With a broken wrist and no skill to type, he wrote funny letters to me, while I learned in typing class. Although, he barely knows the keyboard and I type most of his documents, I treasure those humorous letters. Pulling his letters from my special box seems like pulling words from a treasure chest. They make me laugh and remind me of our early days of getting to know each other. I also treasure God’s letter to us – His Word. Job said that he treasured His words more than daily bread.
God’s Word changed me. When I started reading the Bible, I found that I held the urge to understand and read more. I started studying the Bible and found that the Lord fed me spiritually. I started to grow and mature spiritually. I realized that I needed more of His Word for His wisdom and solutions to life situations. Now, I treasure His Word and know that without His Word, my spiritual life grows dull and lacks direction.
Psalm 119 covers all aspects of the treasures in God’s Word. Psalm 119:127 compares His Word as, above gold, above fine gold. In other words, His words are treasures that provide and sustain our lives more than daily bread provides and sustains for our physical bodies.
Thank you Lord, for your Word that is living, active, and sharper than any sword. It cuts where it needs to cut and heals where it needs to heal. Your Word sustains our lives. We treasure your Word today!
What do you treasure more than daily bread?
Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 26-29