I Rejoice at Your Word!
“…Throughout the past few centuries there have been missionaries going to many remote places in the world bringing the Gospel to every ‘tribe, tongue, and people.’ Quite often these men and women take the time to learn the language of the peoples and do the hard work of translating the Old and/or New Testament into their own language.
Lest we forget, all of our modern translations were at one time handed over to our forefathers in the faith and I am sure there was much praise and rejoicing. With the passing of time and the availability of the Bible to Western Christians we take for granted the blessing it is to have God’s Word in our own language.
As a reminder of this blessing take a look at this video that documents the delivery of the New Testament to the Kimyal people of Indonesia. To God be the glory for the good things he has done!
“’I will keep you and make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.’ Let them give glory to the LORD and proclaim his praise in the islands” (Isaiah 42:6-7, 12). – (HT)
After seeing this, Pastor Emilio wanted this to be posted on our blog and wrote the following:
“Woe to us if we do not treasure the Scriptures!”
“How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” – Psalm 119:103
“The unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.” – Psalm 119:130
“I rejoice at Your word,
As one who finds great spoil.” – Psalm 119:162