Daily Devotion Tuesday, October 8

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Psalm 74; 2 Kings 22:1-13; 1 Corinthians 11:2 (3-16) 17-22 and Matthew 9:1-8

2 Kings 22:1-13 – 1Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2He did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of his father David; he did not turn aside to the right or to the left. ….

8The high priest Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD.” When Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, he read it. 9Then Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king, “Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of the workers who have oversight of the house of the LORD.” 10Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “The priest Hilkiah has given me a book.” Shaphan then read it aloud to the king.

As I read this passage from 2 Kings, I’m reminded of the following parables that Jesus told to his followers and to the crowd. (Matthew 13:44-46)

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46 on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

It is believed that the Book of the Law that was discovered in the Temple was the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament. Somehow it had become lost in the Temple and thus lost to the people. In the restoring of the Temple the lost book was found and read to King Josiah; one of the few good and faithful kings of Judah. Having been read to the King, the king then had it read unto the people. Through the reading and hearing of book of the law, the King and people discovered anew God’s ways and turned to them.

The scriptures of the Old and New Testament are often our hidden treasure. We have copies of God’s word to us in our homes, but they are not opened. We don’t take time to sit down and read them and meditate upon them. God’s treasure to us remains hidden.

Throughout this day I’m going to be examining the importance of God’s word to my daily life. I’m going to see where I can find another 30 uninterrupted minutes to spend in God’s word. Why you may ask? It’s that important. I spend time in the morning but then leave it. Maybe it is not in finding 30 continuous minutes but in finding 3 10 minutes of uninterrupted time to return to God’s word to me. Maybe this is what is needed for me.

The Word of God is like treasure hidden in a field, which when found, one goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Thanks be to God for His Word given unto us; the Word which is to be a lamp unto our feet, hearts, soul and mind.

O God, may I spend quality time with You and Your Word unto us. Open me up; renew my Spirit as I turn again and again to You. Amen.

Psalm 74 – 12 Yet God my King is from of old,
working salvation in the earth.

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