A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
Usually the expression, “getting under your skin” indicates a feeling of irritation or annoyance. But for 30,000 to 50,000 people around the world it is one of the best things that ever happened to them. I am referring to the growing popularity of injecting tiny implants (about the size of a grain of rice) under your skin so you no longer have to worry about losing your house keys, being without your business card, or attempting to board a flight without having proper identification. With the appropriate implant a wave of the hand will unlock your car door or provide authorities with all the information they need about you.
In Psalm 119 we are reminded that if anything is to get under our skin it should be the Word of God. This Psalm is devoted to the praise of God’s Word and in verse 11 we read, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” The verb hidden means to treasure or store up with a definite purpose in mind. In other words, the reason believers are to read the Bible is because it helps us know God better, stand firm in the faith, resist sin, and share the good news of the Jesus Christ with others.