The Bible is God’s special revelation to man. It specifically reveals God to us. It unfolds the plan of redemption. It helps us to live the life that God has given us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
You probably have at least one copy of the Bible in your possession. You may have even more copies. Do you treat your Bible like all the other books that you have in your possession? Or do you treasure your Bible?
Psalm 119 is about the Word of God. In verse 161-168, the believer is instructed to be in awe of God’s Word. You are to find the Bible as one who finds great spoil. Does that characterize your reaction to the Bible?
The believer is to have great joy towards his Bible because it is the Word of God, and the Scriptures reveal God.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
Throughout this stanza of Psalm 119, the psalmist tells you of the effect the Word of God is to have on the believer. The believer is to have awe (v. 161), joy (v. 162), love (v. 163), praise (v. 164), peace (v. 165), and hope (v. 166).
If this is to be the effect the Word of God has on you, then what should your attitude be towards the Word of God? The psalmist tells us that you should exceedingly love the Word of God (v. 167), and that you should faithfully obey its precepts (v. 168).
The Bible is to be a great treasure. Never lose the wonder of it. Never forget to treasure it. It is God’s Word to you.