How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! — Psalm 119:103
Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you that I have a love of honey. There are very few things that involve honey that I have not come to enjoy. I use it as a sweetener, a snack, a topping, and so much more. There’s something about the sweet and smooth flavor of honey that draws me to it.
Not everyone loves honey, I understand that. But I have no doubt that you have something very similar that you are probably already thinking about. You probably have found multiple ways to use it and love almost every aspect of it when you can incorporate it into your life.
When we enjoy something to that level, we desire to have it, enjoy it, and we look forward to the next opportunity we will have to take part in it. That seems to be the idea that the psalmist is sharing here in Psalm 119. He used honey to describe the sweetness of the words of God. It seems that the psalmist is trying to say how much he loves the sweetness of honey, but he loves the words of God that much more.
Do we have that strong of a desire for the words of God? Each of us finds ourselves in a blessed position compared to that of the psalmist of that day. We have the Bible to read where we can understand not only how God worked in the Old Testament, but also the example of Christ and the early church in the New Testament. From cover to cover this amazing book is filled with stories and examples of God’s goodness and words that we can take and apply to our own lives.
But do we desire it? When we read the word of God, are we looking forward to the next time that we get a chance to read it and learn more? The psalmist said that the words of God were sweeter than honey. God’s words were precious to him. Are they precious to us? What a challenge for today that we would find God’s word precious. As you pray today, ask God to set a desire in your heart for His Word that cannot be satisfied
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