• (1Ti 6:20 ESV) O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”
  • (1Ti 6:21 ESV) for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.


Treasure, valuables, heirlooms.  Think of an object you value highly.  Consider how you handle that object.  If you have ever toured a museum you have probably seen climate controlled, sealed displays that maintain perfect conditions to preserve artifacts for as long as possible.  


When we place a high value on something, either of money or of sentimental value, we guard it.  That becomes a treasure to us that we try to protect from damage, loss, and corruption.


In the Christian life that treasure is the Word of God given to us.  We are called to study, teach, and apply the Word of God to our lives without damage, loss, and corruption.  God’s Word is the core truth on which all other true is based.  It does not change and cannot be.  It is eternal, immutable, and reveals to us our Savior and Lord.


What is something you own that you guard like treasure?


If the Word of God was treated as a treasure, how would your treatment of that change?


If the Bible was the most valuable thing on the earth, how would that change the way you read it?


How can your family prioritize the Word of God this week?



The Bible is the inspired Word of God given to His people and revealed by the Holy Spirit.  It is complete and without error in its content and given to individual believers with the intent of instructing them in who God is and transforming their lives according to His will.


Exodus 24:4, 1 Thes 2:13,2 Peter 1:19-21, John 17:13-17, 1 Cor 2:7-15, 1 John 2:20, John 16:12-13, Deuteronomy 4:2, Ps 19:7, Isa 40:8, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, John 10:35, Matthew 5:18, Luke 24:44, Exodus 24:7, Deuteronomy 4:1, Ps 119:9-16, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, Matthew 5:19, Romans 15:4, Colossians 3:16, Romans 16:25-27