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Command 5 : Honor God's Law | Day 32

Discover Hidden Treasures!

We live in a day when the Law of God has been ruled out of legal systems, rejected by many churches, and reacted to by many Christians. The result is that every man does what is right in his own eyes, and the great riches and rewards that God wants to show the world are lost.

Now is the time for us to realize that there are rich treasures of wisdom and power in God's Law. When we realize this, God will glorify Himself through our lives, and the world will know that the Lord of hosts rules and reigns through His Law.

“It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold ... . I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:126-128).

Any person, family, city, or nation that discovers and uses the treasures of God's wisdom will become a marvel to the world. This is the promise that God gave to the nation of Israel regarding His commandments: "Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall ... say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people ... . What nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law...” (Deuteronomy 4:6-8).

So how do we discover the hidden treasure of God's wisdom? James gives us the starting point:

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally ... and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).

Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, gives this instruction: "My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee ... yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God” (Proverbs 2:1-5).

The key to wisdom is having a proper fear of God, because "the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Let's take the first step by crying out to God for wisdom and lifting up our voices for understanding!

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil” (Matthew 5:17).

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Contributing writer: Bill Gothard