THE TREASURE IN TOMB 7                                         Psalm 119:161-168

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.  (v162)

In 1932, Mexican archaeologist Altonso Caso discovered Tomb 7 at Monte Alban, Oaxaca. He found more than four hundred artifacts, including hundred of pieces of pre- His panic jewelry he called, “The Treasure of Monte Alban.” It is one of the major finds of Mexican  archaeology. One can only imagine Caso’s excitement as he held a jade cup  in its purest form. Centuries earlier, the psalmist wrote of a treasure move valuable  than gold or rock crystal. He said, “I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.” (Psalm 119:62) In Psalm 119, this writer knew how valuable God’ instructions and promises are to our lives, so he compared them to the great treasure that comes in hand with the victory of a conqueror.

Caso’s name is remembered today because of his discovery in Tomb 7. We can enjoy it if we visit a museum in Oaxaca. However, the psalmist’s treasure is at our fingertips. Day by day we can dig into the Scriptures and find diamonds of promises, rubies greatest thing we find is the person whom the book points to: Jesus Himself. After all, He is the Author of the book. Let us seek diligently with the confidence that this is the treasure that will enrich us. As the psalmist said, “Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight” (v11 NLT)

PRAYER LINE: Father, I want to value the Scriptures as a treasure. Help me enjoy Your Word everyday


God’s Word is a valuable and a guide to life.

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