The word of God is a priceless treasure. Nothing compares to the wealth He’s given us. Psalm 138:2b says, “For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”
In Matthew Henry’s commentary, he says, “God has made himself known to us in many ways in creation and providence, but most clearly by his word. The judgments of his mouth are magnified even above those of his hand, and greater things are done by them. The wonders of grace exceed the wonders of nature; and what is discovered of God by revelation is much greater than what is discovered by reason.”
Of course, the Word made flesh, our Savior and Lord, is the greatest of all. His words are found throughout the Bible and much can be gained as we feast on His words.
Recently, I attended an Ashes to Beauty conference. One of the resources they gave us was a sheet of paper with scripture references written on both sides. The theme of the references is, ‘In Him,’ Scriptures for Spiritual Warfare.
They suggested taking one scripture at a time:
- Underline it in your Bible.
- Write it out in your journal or notebook.
- Meditate on it throughout the day.
- Make a confession or declaration of it inserting your name or pronoun.
- Begin to say it out loud.
While I’ve studied these scriptures over time, I’d never considered them for daily study and meditation. But I decided to take one of the verses a day and follow their directions.
In this world of daily threats of evil, and voices calling us to everything but Jesus, God’s word sets a clear path back to peace, purpose, and faith.
Several weeks ago, Holy Spirit led me to a scripture that wasn’t on their list but contains all the treasures on the list. I’ve been prompted to share it with you. It will take more than one blog but hang with me. You will gain wisdom and be encouraged to walk in the new life God gave each of us who call Him, Lord.
The sign at the trailhead of my treasure hunt was Psalm 37:3. But when I study scripture, I do my best to read it in context to get a complete understanding. So, I opened my Bible and read Psalm 37:1-3.
Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
I underlined it in my Bible, wrote it in my journal, began meditating on it, wrote a declaration about it, and said it out loud.
Here is my declaration:
When I trust in the LORD, follow His good will, settle into where He’s placed me, and feed on His faithfulness, He gives me the power to fully live in the land. It removes all care, stress, and worry. As I trust Him, He feeds me with everything I need to be at peace and at rest.
Then, because I love God’s word, I started looking up cross references. There were several in the Old Testament and some in the New. Cross references bring greater understanding to the original text.
One of my favorites is Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Then I jumped back to Psalm 34:8-9 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! 9 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
But there was one other scripture that shouted for attention. It is the one, Holy Spirit kept sending me back to for these past few weeks. Revelation 3: 18-19.
I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
In the King James version, it says, “Buy ‘of’ Me gold ‘tried’ in the fire…” This is the phrase that rolled over and over in my mind, whether I was awake or asleep.
What does this mean? We can’t ‘buy’ things from Jesus. What are You telling me?
I decided to look up the Greek meaning of the word in this particular verse, and here is what I found.
BUY – Strong’s G59 – agorazō γοράζω
Pronunciation – ah-gor-ad-zo
The KJV translates Strong’s G59 in the following manner:
To go to market, i.e. (by implication) to purchase; especially, to redeem:—buy, redeem.
Well, that is pretty simple, but let’s look at the Hebrew text and see if we can find something more.
Proverbs 23:23 seemed to be the closest in instruction for the Hebrew meaning of Buy.
Buy the truth, and do not sell it,
Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
And here it is in Amplified Classic.
Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding.
BUY: <7069> קָנָה Pronounced: Ka-naw
Again, it gives a similar definition—To get, buy, purchase, or possess. To create, recover, or redeem.
But let’s take one more step. Look at the meaning of the letters reading from right to left.
Qof 100 = Election of God’s chosen ones, set apart as holy. Means: Holiness, Consecrated, Divide, sun on the horizon, Back of the Head, Make a Complete Circle, End of a Cycle, Final, Behind, Dome
Nun 50 = Restoration, Holy Spirit, Jubilee. Means: Life or Action
Hey 5 = Grace. Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention, unfold or look upon – (if it comes at the end of a word: the meaning is based on the letter before)
Meaning of the word BUY: As believers, (Qof)chosen in Him and set apart as holy, (Hey) we have been given the Grace to receive Revelation (Nun) from Holy Spirit about Life and how to live it. When (Hey) we Pay Attention to Him we experience (Nun) Restoration and Jubilee.
Revelation 3:18-19 was Jesus’ counsel to the Laodicean-lukewarm church—the church closest to what His Church looks like today. While you may not consider yourself to be lukewarm, God’s plan is for all of us to be on fire for Him. He is working in us to fulfill His plan. And no matter who we are, paying attention to God’s written word and Living Word are priorities. His word is elevated above every other form of information.
This is something all of us can do. We don’t have to have money to receive from Holy Spirit and act on what He tells us. If you haven’t made the word of God part of your daily diet, start now. Let Holy Spirit lead you to find scripture verses that speak to you.
But what does He mean when He says, “Buy OF ME?” We will look at this next time.
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