Do You Treasure God’s Word?
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” —Psalm 119:11
How do you treat God’s Word? Do you treasure it?
To treasure something means to treat it as if it’s very special, important, or valuable. Where God’s Word is concerned, the psalmist gave us a great example, declaring, “I have hidden your word in my heart.”
He speaks of buried treasure—not buried to conceal it from others, but buried within his heart to safeguard it and return to it often.
How do you do that? How do you hide God’s Word in your heart? You follow God’s instruction:
“My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart” (Proverbs 4:20–21).
“My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart” (Proverbs 7:1-3).
The psalmist hid God’s Word specifically in his heart. In other words, he hid it in the place where it would have the greatest influence on his life. The Bible speaks of the heart as the center of our being:
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23).
Hiding it in a file, a notebook, a drawer, or on a coffee table or bookshelf will do you no good. God’s Word impacts your life when it is in you, not near you. When you treasure the Scriptures, reading them frequently and meditating upon them, they become etched upon your heart.
Treasure God’s Word today. Set aside time to read it—hide it in your heart, that it may impact your life.
My prayer for this week:
Father, I treasure your Word for the blessing of encountering you and finding myself within your redemptive story. Will you give me a renewed thirst to meet you in its pages? I want your Word hidden in my heart.