Verse 21: “My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you.”
As we mature in our walk with God, one of the maturing areas important to our Heavenly Father is our appreciation for His instruction. When our kids were little, it was important that they keep our rules, but it was even better when they understood and appreciated our rules. It is one thing to obey, it is a better thing to trust and obey. To trust and obey is to trust that God’s command are good, fair and righteous expectations. When we value His laws, we will obey Him from our heart, solidify our relationship as more than a religious act of works. As today’s gold nugget says, “My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you.”
Today’s gold nugget is a perfect example of why I call it a gold nugget. These little nuggets of truth are of great value and today’s devotion verse calls God’s commands a treasure. More specifically it says we “treasure” His commands. It uses treasure as a verb. I think that is awesome. It illustrates a condition in our heart that proves our appreciation for our Father.
Lord, . Amen
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