Daily Devotional: August 11, 2023 – Psalm 119:14

“I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.” – Psalm 119:14

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

Today’s verse is from Psalm 119:14, “I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.” This beautiful scripture encourages us to take great joy in walking with the Lord, just as we would feel joyful with wealth.

Have you ever thought about how we value worldly riches? We often seek money, fame or material things, but this verse reminds us of the true riches we have when we follow God’s Word. Just imagine! Following God’s statutes, His teachings, can bring us much joy, even more than that of being rich.

Each day is an opportunity to take delight in living according to God’s Word. This doesn’t mean it’s always easy. It can even be hard sometimes. But the joy we find in knowing we are living in a way that pleases God, is immeasurable.

Remember, material wealth can come and go, but the joy and peace that come from following God’s ways are eternal. The more we choose to live according to God’s Word, the greater our spiritual richness and joy. So, let’s cherish God’s laws like we would a hidden treasure. For, in truth, they are worth more than any earthly riches!

My Prayer

Dear Lord, today we appreciate Your Word, a treasure that surpasses all worldly riches. Even in a world that cherishes material wealth, we see true joy in Your teachings.

Guide us, Lord, when it’s tough to obey. We understand that Your path brings more joy than any worldly treasure can offer.

Please give us the strength to continue in obedience to You, and the wisdom to find joy in following Your statutes each day. May our hearts always value Your Word higher than any material wealth. As we live out Your Word, let our lives shine with the joy that comes from You.


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