Treasuring the Word

Do you and I treasure the Word of God? Is it precious to us? Do we thirst for the Word as if we truly were sustained by it’s truths?

There’s an old saying that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. In many cases that saying rings true, and I can’t help but wonder if that were the case with the Holy Scriptures. If we were without them, how much more would we treasure them once we had them? If we were unable to go to our bookshelves and open up a Bible in our own language and begin reading the very words of God; if we had to be dependent on others to take the Bible written in foreign languages and translate it bit by bit into our own language, how grateful would we be for those precious “bits of God’s Word”?

I saw this clip for the first time today, and it brought me to tears. Some of my tears were tears of joy…rejoicing with these brothers and sisters who are celebrating to long-awaited arrival of Scripture in their own language. But some of my tears were tears of regret…and tears of confession…that far too often I take for granted my access to the Word of God.

Let us not take for granted our access to the Word of God with our neglect of it. Let us treasure the Scriptures! For “they are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. (Psalm 19:10)”

Watch this clip.  Hopefully you’ll never look at your Bible the same way again.  THIS is why Bible translation is such an important work!


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