Focus: Psalms 119:162 - KJV
162. I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
The word of God is good and suiting to everyone that finds it. Life without the word of God is led in misery. Like light is in darkness, the word illuminates every shady situation to chat a right course unto the beholder. The problem however, is, just like the mechanical torch, unless we know how to activate it, though it be an illuminator, it becomes useless in the hands of the beholder. If the beholder is able to find and utilize the switch, he discovers that it illuminates better than ordinary candle light and treasures it by far more. That is the same position with the word of God. The elders have their sayings and they appear good for guidance. But in comparison with the word of God, it is nowhere as useful. No wonder Christ made it clear that it is like a great treasure that the discoverer prides and holds jealously to.
David knew the value of the word of God, held on to and profited largely by it. He described it as light to the feet and lamp to the path. Invariably, David saw and accepted the word as an illuminator. Where there is an illumination there is no groping. It follows that where the word is absent, there is groping. But it is important to find the word and put it to the right use else, there are regrets in the end. Many had depended on the written word and misapplied it to their regret. It is true that it is written concerning Elijah that he once said “if I be a man of God, let fire fall from heaven and devour”, thereby killing two captains of fifty and their fifties. Those who had read that in its context, like Elisha and had put it to action had goofed and brought greater darkness around themselves by killing those whom God loved. So, it is important to activate the light in the word by ensuring we lean on the spirit of the word and not just the letter thereof, for the letter kills, it is the spirit that brings light and life.
Beloved, every time we extract the juice in the word of God, it calls for real celebration and rejoicing because the light that projects from such finding blinds the enemy for our sakes. It is only something sought that is found. Hence, if we must rejoice concerning finding the word, we need to first seek it. Our inability to scale many hurdles in life is borne out of our inability to find the right word in due time. Once we find it, the darkness bringing us stress is made to fizzle out. And of course, that is a source of joy and rejoicing. Recall the life of Saul of Tarsus: he was a doctor of the letter of the word. He knew it so much that it led him into killing many. His activation was wrong and propelled more darkness. But when he found the true word and activated it, he discovered his past activities only qualified to be called dung. The new discovery brought him joy and he activated it to discredit the darkness in which he operated hitherto.
SOLUTION: Seek the spirit of the word of God and activate it in your daily living. Find the word that addresses your current situation and use it for the resolution thereof. It is bound to bring you to joy.
Please pray: Father, let your word illuminate our hearts and paths the more from today in Jesus’ name. More importantly, help us to locate your word at every point in our lives, in Jesus’ name.
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