“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalms 119:103
We have bee hives on our farm. My husband loves fresh honey for his tea and coffee. While we waited for our bees to produce in our hives, we purchased fresh local honey from nearby farms. They would sell it to us in its rawest form and sometimes pieces of the comb are still in it. It is delicious and worth every penny.
The psalmist has partaken of honey and compares it with the Word of God. He has savored that sweet taste in his mouth as he enjoyed its goodness, and He likens it to how God’s Word has the same wonderful effect on his soul. I can almost see him sitting under some shade tree somewhere by a brook and meditating on what God’s testimonies have done for him as he eats some honey. Can’t you imagine it? God’s Word doesn’t tell us this, but it helps me see the psalmist as a real man sitting and thinking like I do.
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD issure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalms 19:7-10
If God’s Word becomes precious and sweet to you, it will flow out of your speech. It will have an effect on you. I have said before that I have chosen this chapter to study right now because I am at a stage/phase in my life where I KNOW I need God’s Word at the forefront of my thoughts and living. I want my words to become just as sweet as the Word is to my own soul. I don’t want to be a bitter, gossiping, mean old woman. I want to experience the goodness of my God through Scripture and let it work way down deep inside my being until I can’t help but compare it to honey like the psalmist did.
But, talking about It and reading and studying It are different things. I must continue in my quest and not lay the Bible aside for other things.
Are you needing some sweetness in your life? Dip your heart in the Word. (Makes me think of Winnie the Pooh with his hand in the honey jar!)
Until Next Time, Lord willing,