“The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” Psalms 119:72
We are all seeking after something in this life. The psalmist in today’s verse makes it very clear where his sights are set. He would rather have God’s Word than any thing else. It makes me think of this verse:
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.” Psalms 27:4
What a hunger and a desire for God. Even though he has obviously been treated badly in his life and suffered hardships due to his own lack of wisdom and carefulness, he still longs to hear from God and learn about God no matter what.
My dad has planted some banana trees in his back yard. Now, my dad can grow anything and everything, he just has that knack, but every time he has planted banana trees they never get the chance to produce fruit because of squirrels. Squirrels love eating the new leaves on banana trees for some reason. They aren’t afraid of Dad’s shotgun or traps, they just have one thing in mind and that is the taste of banana leaves in their little mouths.
I laughed this weekend watching the little varmints race all over the back of mom and dad’s property. They were everywhere and they wanted banana leaves at all cost.
Was there ever a time you felt that way about the things of God? You didn’t look for an excuse to lay out of Wednesday night or Saturday visitation, rather, you were the first one there with Bible and tracts in hand. Hell was real to you and the great Commission was something you took seriously.
What has happened to our longing for God? When did something else become more important?
The psalmist acknowledges the importance of God’s Word in his life in today’s verse. I think that would be a great way to start my day today – determining and declaring that God is the single most important thing in my life. Like those squirrels waking up and running for those banana leaves, I want to wake up and run to God in full on abandonment.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,