KEY SCRIPTURE: Job 23:12 KJV” Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”
The Bible is filled with examples of men and women who counted the word of God very Supreme than every other thing. Every one of these men had a very glorious end. The Lord said, “those who honor me I will honor” 1st Samuel 1:30. Job who was gravely tried said he had not gone away from the words from God’s mouth. He could have easily turned away from God and brooded over his pains and loses. He said I have esteemed his words more than my necessary food. God honored his actions with a great deliverance. Job 42:12 KJV “So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning….”
Another man who did. not fear for his life but esteemed the word of God more Supreme was Daniel. The Presidents’, governors and counselors convinced the king to sign a decree that anyone who prays to any God for the next 30 days would be thrown into the lion’s den. Daniel knew of this decree, yet he prayed three times a day, with his windows opened towards Jerusalem. He was accused and put into the lion’s den. God saved him and exalted him. Dan 6:28 KJV “So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian”. God honors those who honor Him
My last example is about Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa. He was a man who highly exalted the word of God. He once told of an experience he had. He said, he traveled to a city to preach the gospel. Some moments after sleeping in his hotel, he heard shouts of fire, fire, I am burning. He wondered who was in his room screaming that way. He later found out that a lady, hiding in the walldrope was burnt all over. Nothing in the walldrope was burnt. This woman was set up by some journalists, to jump unto the man of God whiles in bed. Cameras had been placed in the room to snap everything. They were doing this to tarnish the reputation of this man of God. The Lord vindicated his servant. God would fight for all those who esteem His word so highly.
Father, fill us with a reverence for you and your word.
Romans 10:12 KJV “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him”.
Hebrews 13:8 KJV “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”