Why Read the Bible? – Day 12 of 32 – Sweet as Honey
Today’s Scripture: “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103
Here we are today with another verse from Psalm 119. This book of Psalms is a wonderful read about how important the Word of God is to the writer, and how we all ought to feel about the Bible. I imagine that there will be many more verse from this book, and rightly so. Basically, when I read Psalm 119 it seems to me that it’s a love poem about God’s Word.
So, let’s get into today’s message and see what the Holy Spirit would have to say to us today.
How sweet are thy words…sweeter than honey to my mouth. I have never really thought about the Bible in this way. I’ve thought about it as incorruptible seed, manna from Heaven, Rhema (the living word), and I’ve certainly thought of it as alive and powerful. But, now that I think about it…I can understand how the writer of this Psalm could think of the taste of God’s Word. After all, aren’t we invited to taste and see that the Lord is good?
I also guess that this makes sense considering we know that the Word of God is good for the nourishment and substance to our souls. I also can understand how one word from God can be sweet, and I can find myself relating with the writer of this Psalm about the entire Word of God tasting sweeter than honey…and it doesn’t sound all that strange to say anymore.
You know a word from a mother can be soothing. I know many times in my life something that my mom has said was of great comfort to me. I find that the encouragement and words from my wife can have many affects…and I mean that in a good way. So, again, since I can relate to having earthly people speak words that can provoke a feeling…then I again can relate to the Psalmist writing about the sweet tasting Word of God.
I can certainly come into agreement with the Psalmist now, and say that I too find that the Word of God is sweeter than honey to my lips too. I don’t really have a long-winded message today…sometimes it’s alright to let the Word of God be the message.
So, take some time today…read this passage and then sit back and chew on it for a bit…and see if you too can’t find yourself saying…How sweet are thy words…they are sweeter than honey to my mouth.
- Why would the Psalmist compare God’s Word to honey?
- If you had to describe God’s Word…what words would you use?
Conclusion & Prayer:
Hmmm. I guess my word for God’s Word would be priceless. I was stunned the other day when I searched on Google to see if I could find out a general dollar amount that American’s spend on self-help books. One such amount I saw was $11 billion dollars. That’s a lot of money spent on books that are eventually sat on a book shelf or sold at the next garage sale.
I wrote on the very first day about the Word of God being profitable, and that’s another word that I’d use because the Bible is really a one-stop shop when it comes to self-help books because there are answers in it for every situation and circumstance in our lives. There isn’t one topic that isn’t covered in some way by the Word of God.
Overall, just as God’s grace is sufficient…I believe then the Word of God is also efficient, sufficient, and magnificent. It’s a one-of-a-kind. It’s the only book in the world that is still writing it’s story, and the only book in the world that has many writers…but only one Author. It’s the only book in the world that has many stories…but in all reality it has one purpose and one subject…Jesus Christ.
I love God’s Word. That is why this ministry will always stand upon it, and stand up for it. We will not stray from Preaching the Word, and will always defer to the Word of God. The Bible is the ultimate authority of this ministry, and that’s why we will maintain our integrity…and will not compromise what we believe or teach because we believe and teach what’s written in the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
Lord, how I love Your Word. It is like honey upon my lips, and music to my ears. I love how Your Word speaks to every situation and circumstance in our lives, and has an answer for all of our struggles. Lord, Your Word is sufficient, efficient, magnificent, profitable, and most of all it’s beautiful. Thank You for giving us the Bible, and I pray that Christlike Ministries NWA will always be in good standing, and maintain the integrity of the Word of God. I love You so much Jesus…to You be all the glory, all the honor, and all the praise forever more…Amen & Amen