Our Most Valuable Treasure

The following is an excerpt from A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

“In Psalm 119, David can scarcely contain his joy as he rehearses the blessings and benefits he has received from the Word of God.

We learn that the Word of God has power to keep us from sin (Psalm 119:19,11), to strengthen us when we are grieving (v. 28), to comfort us when we are suffering (vv. 50,52), to grant us freedom (v. 45), to give us understanding and light for our path (v. 104), and to give us peace and keep us from stumbling (v. 165).

The Word of God will light your way; it will help you make right choices; it will heal your wounds and settle your heart; it will warn you of danger; it will protect and cleanse you from sin; it will lead you; it will make you wise. It is bread; it is water; it is a counselor; it is life. It is satisfying; it is sufficient; it is supreme; it is supernatural. The hymn writer put it this way:


Holy Bible, book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine;
Mine to tell me whence I came;
Mine to teach me what I am.
Mine to chide me when I rove;
Mine to show a Savior’s love;
Mine thou art to guide and guard;
Mine to punish or reward.
Mine to comfort in distress,
Suff’ring in this wilderness;
Mine to show, by living faith,
Man can triumph over death.
Mine to tell of joys to come,
And the rebel sinner’s doom;
O thou Holy Book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine.
~John Burton (1775-1822)”
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
~Psalm 119:162

5 thoughts on “Our Most Valuable Treasure

  1. RoseMary

    Very beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it.I hope things are going well for you and you are getting a chance to slow down a little. Will you have a hot summer there? We will here in AR, of course, but I am so tired of winter that I am looking forward to the heat!

  2. Vicki

    Love this! He keeps us, strengthens us, comforts us, gives us understanding and light for our path, and peace, sweet peace! This is really good today. hugs,Vicki


    a wonderful post and thanks for sharing it with us.We have so much in the Lord and I am so thankful. connie from Texas

  4. liz

    Wonderful post! I found your blog by a comment you left on another blog, I was curious about your name so I decided to come check you out. My husband and I spent 4 years in Okinawa. I miss our time in Japan very much.

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