I came across a verse in Job that I thought was a great reminder of how we should be treating God’s Word (the Bible). Job says, “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12).
I like how The Message translates this verse. I’ll add verses 10-11 just so you get a better idea of what Job is saying, “But he knows where I am and what I’ve done. He can cross-examine me all he wants, and I’ll pass the test with honors. I’ve followed him closely, my feet in his footprints, not once swerving from his way. I’ve obeyed every word he’s spoken, and not just obeyed his advice—I’ve treasured it.” Job’s example of treasuring God’s Word above all else is one to be followed. Despite all the pain and heartache he was going through, he still never wavered from following God.
I love to spend time in the Word in the mornings but some mornings I do find it hard stay focused on what I’m reading while my mind starts to wander into what I need to be doing for the day. Some days I feel like I’m just going through the motions and not getting anything out of what I’m reading. Other days I can’t seem to get enough. Most mornings I pray Psalm 119:18 before I start to read God’s Word, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” It helps me slow down and focus on what God is trying to tell me.
I pray that as you seek the Lord and read His Word that He will open your eyes to see Him. May we be like Job and treasure God’s Word above all else.