"The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver" Psalm 119:72
Can we honestly say that we would rather have God's Word than money? To have us think about this more deeply, let me ask: If we had the chance to choose one or the other, would it be a great fortune of wealth from this world or the wealth from the word of God?
Many people in the Bible had that choice. For example, Abraham led his army to a great victory. He brought back all of the captives and all the spoil. The King of Sodom showed up and said, "Abraham, you can have all this spoil. Just give me the people." But Abraham said, "Before this battle started, I lifted my hand to the Lord and said, 'When I win this battle, I'm not taking one thing from these people.' I would rather have the Word of God than have thousands of shekels of gold and silver" (see Gen. 14). Abraham kept his testimony clean.
But I also think of Achan in Joshua 7. God had commanded that no spoil be taken from Jericho. But Achan stole some silver and gold and clothing and buried them under his tent. He thought no one knew, but God knew. Achan wanted riches rather than God. Judas made the same mistake. He sold Jesus Christ, the greatest Treasure in the universe, for 30 pieces of silver.
If we love the Word of God, we'll make use of it; we'll read it, meditate on it and seek to obey it. We can even share it with others and it will never run out, as silver and gold will.
As you look into God's word today, may He bless you, and please keep in mind throughout this day that you are loved!!!