But, I'm In The House Of God?

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
— Psalm 119:11

Once upon a time, during the reign of a young King, the house of the Lord was in need of repair. It had been long neglected and so wise King Josiah set his people upon the work. As funds were given to complete the repairs, this is what the book of 2nd Chronicles tells us,

"And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses." Chapter 34:14

Do you see the significance?

For something to be found, it has to first be lost, right?

The People of God lost the Book of God in the House of God. I mean...wow!

Here's what this means...

We can go to church, we can pray, we can participate in religious activities, we can even have a Bible sitting on a shelf in our home, and still miss the Word of God. 

We do not obtain power from God's Holy Book merely by being in close proximity to it. Not even by hearing Its words only. We must open it, read the words, and hide them in our hearts. 

The People of God lost the Word of God because they stopped cherishing it. They begin to seek wisdom from other sources and allowed the Temple of God to deteriorate. 

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?"

Are we allowing the Temple of God, our hearts and minds, to deteriorate because we have lost the Word Of God?


To Ponder: 

Have I ceased to appreciate the beauty and power of God's Word? Have I left my Bible on a shelf and turned to other sources that contain far less power and wisdom?


Prayer:

Father,

 I forgot how cohesive and amazing and powerful and life-giving Your Word is. Renew my love for Your Holy Book. I don't want to rely on flesh as my source but You and You alone. Send your Holy Spirit to increase my Spiritual understanding that I may cherish Your Word and hide It in my heart. For Your Word sets me free.

Thank You for Your Words Of Life.


Today's Devotional is based on a sermon called They Found The Book