Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A King's Ransom

Friends, this morning, another post from the archives. It was previously published here on July 13th 2007. May it be a blessing again.

I flipped through the pages of my Bible this morning looking for something and thought of what lay beneath my fingers--such a treasure.

Promises; stories; exhortations; wisdom; prophetic words; visions; encouragement; hope, comfort and so much more are packed in vast quantities within its leaves.

God's Word is a surgeon's scalpel--able to skillfully separate thoughts, intentions and motives--when it is read by one with a seeking heart.

It is a treasure--hidden in the drawers of motel rooms--and on dusty shelves everywhere.

Today--crack one open and read, if you haven't already. If you don't do it regularly, take up the challenge to do so every day for a month.

Even if you think that you only have time to read a verse or two, read them slowly.


Meditate for a few moments.

Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.

Become a treasure seeker--for you have at your fingertips--a King's ransom.

Evening Reading from the Daily Light:

Seek and read from the book of the Lord.
“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.”—“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.—By the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.—I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.—That through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Isa. 34:16; Deut. 11:18; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 37:31; Ps. 17:4; Ps. 119:11; 2 Pet. 1:19; Rom. 15:4

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