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For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

JOB 23:11-12

My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

The importance of hiding the word of God in our hearts can never be over-emphasized. We are in an age in which incredible deceptions; even with accompanying fireworks will be manifest. We’re also in a time when people will forgo sound doctrine in favor of heaping to themselves teachers having itching ears. While it’s good to have teachers who will present the whole councel of God, men can fail us or be unwittingly lured into a diversion from truth. As such, it’s imperative to search the scriptures daily and become increasingly familiar. To do so prayerfully; allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us instead of reading and fitting what we just read into our theology.

Job placed more value on the words of God than on physical sustinence. I wonder if many of us can truly make such a proclamation today. There are many whose lives so packed full of activities that time for searching the scriptures would appear to be unavailable. Yet they would never miss a meal if it were to become the only way to find time for getting into the word of God. Our choices will always announce to the world what’s important to us and what sits on the back burner of our heart. If we truly love the word of the Lord as we should, we’ll consistantly strive to make time for it. A lot of things can be trimmed back, but we can never soak up too much scripture.


One Response to “JOB 23:11-12”

  1. Amen! The Book of Job is one I come back to often for inspiration, comfort, and the realization that life and faith is NOT simple. It isn’t easy. And to proclaim that by being a believer will automatically make your life simple, is false. The trials are still there, but it does remind us that God is there with us… how cool. cindy

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