Psalm 119:14 – “I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.”
When it debuted in the United States on August 16, 1999, even most astute television analysts could not have predicted the monsterous success that would instantly grace Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The show made television history, and made Regis Philbin, Millionaire’s affable host an even bigger star than he already was. Why? Because no previous game show had ever had a million dollar prize. And, the show looked simple enough for anyone to have a chance at becoming an instant millionaire.
King David would have been considered a millionaire in today’s world. At the height of his empire, David was easily the wealthiest man in the world. His son, Solomon, would eclipse the net worth of his father, becoming not only the wisest man ever to live, but the richest too. So, when David says that he rejoices in God’s statutes as one rejoices in great riches, it’s worth listening to. Because, David understood riches better than anyone that I know ever will. Most people that I know like money and would like to have more of it. But, money isn’t the answer. The precepts of God, are better than gold and silver. They are priceless. It kind of reminds me of the MasterCard commecials that you see today. You know, the ones that say things like . . .
Fishing pole – $18.50
Bait – $11.25
Tackle Box – $17.88
Fishing Boat – $11,000
The look on his face when he catches his first fish – Priceless
Some things take money, for everything else there’s MasterCard.
… Cut to emotional scene with father’s arm around son with tear in his eye . . .
The precepts of God, truley are priceless. And, they can change your life, more than riches ever will. Take some time to thank God for his Word. And, on this Labor Day weekend, thank Him for allowing you extra time to reflect upon His love.
Thank you for your statutes. Help us to follow them day by day. Thank you that nothing in this world can ever replace the true riches found in following You.
In Jesus’ name,