Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hidden Away. . .

English: Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on a ...
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On the way home from work this morning I happened to see a squirrel digging up a nut of some sort he had hidden away earlier.  He had buried nuts when they were plentiful for the time when he would be in need.

As I watched the squirrel munch away on his little nut, I thought of the verse:

 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee" (Psalm 119:11.)

Like the little squirrel, we should hide away nuggets of the Lord's truth in our hearts and  minds so we can pull them out readily when we are in a moment of need.  The truths of Scriptures are a comfort in moments of pain and suffering; they are a strength in times of weakness; they are a tool for use in prayer; they are an encouragement for the downtrodden; they are instruction for those in need of direction; they are reproof for those in error; they are the sword of the Spirit for those in battle; they are edification for the saints and a source of praise for the joyful.

Whatever the situation, the Scriptures tell of the answer because the Scriptures are all about the One who is THE Answer.  Whatever the need, the Scriptures describe the supply because they tell of the One who supplies "all your need according to His riches in Christ Jesus."  

  "Thy word is true from the beginning: 
and every one of Thy righteous judgments endureth for ever." 
Psalm 119:160

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