The Word Precious Above Everything, or an Offense

Mark 4:16‑17  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
AR 4:17{Note, how vital root is—secret life. If the word has given life, only the word can satisfy it. The rain which cometh oft upon it will be relished. And needed, too, for as there is no power of life in the heart, so there is no source of nourishment if life exists.
But if I have got divine life through the word, it will be everything to me. If I have found my, joy in God's word, persecution or affliction, because of it, will make me cling to it the closer. Persecution, in such a case, would merely come to rob me of my treasure. But if the word has never separated me from myself, by the gift of a. new eternal life in Christ, then if trouble comes for the word, I shall give it up to keep myself—my life.