Daily Reflections

Mining for Gold

November 10, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold. —Psalm 19:10

Growing up, one of the skills my dad encouraged us to acquire was speedreading. However, he suggested that there were some things which we should never speed-read: love letters and the Bible. Most of us wouldn’t think of hastily skimming through a love letter. On the contrary, we pore over its contents, reading and rereading.

The fact is the Bible is a “love letter”; it reveals God’s heart to us, and the more carefully, frequently, and thoughtfully we read it, the more we will grasp of His loving heart and intentions toward us.

Those who read the Bible hastily or casually will never mine its riches and plumb its depths for themselves. Psalm 19 tells us that the Word of God is more precious than gold. Generally speaking, you don’t stumble onto vast stores of gold. Gold is a precious, rare commodity buried deep in the earth. Those who wish to own gold must expend significant time and effort to search for it and to extract it from the rock in which it is embedded.

Make it Personal

Read God’s Word like a love letter today—searching for the message God wants to send to you.