The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Once in a while a story will hit the news about a person who lived their entire life on a rather meager amount of money, only to find that they had always had in their possession things of incredible value. It might have been a painting in the attic, or a few coins that were extremely rare. Television shows have been created to remind people that they might have antiques in their home that could be of great value.
The psalmist compares the value of the law of God with extraordinary riches. He did this because we understand the incredible value of thousands of gold and silver pieces. When we consider receiving an inheritance of such wealth our minds are quickly absorbed with all that could be done and/or purchased if we only had lots of money!
For those who know the Lord, they actually have a treasure that is worth more than all the riches in the entire world. It is the Word of God. It is how we can learn about God and know God personally. It teaches us about the past as well as the future. It provides a historical account of the life of our Lord Jesus. It instructs us concerning salvation and sanctification. It is truly a magnificent gift.
For many people God’s word is like the valuable painting that sits in the attic. It is worth keeping but is not their greatest treasure.
Do you understand the value of the Word of God? Would those who observe your life say that your greatest treasure is God’s word? Hopefully you can say with the psalmist:
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.