READING: Psalm 19-22, Romans 3
I don’t typically eat a lot, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to eat. In fact, I’m thinking right now about food that’s just unbelievably good making its way past my taste buds, like . . . homemade waffles with maple syrup dribbling down the sides; a huge New York style roast beef sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise; a sweet potato smothered in cinnamon and butter; a prime rib dripping in flavor; warm peach cobbler with a crispy top; chocolate chip ice cream from United Dairy Farmers (my favorite ice cream store where I grew up in Ohio). I could continue this list, but I trust you’ve tasted my words a bit.
Then, I read these words today from Psalm 19: “They [the words of the Lord] are more desirable than gold— than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey, which comes from the honeycomb” (Psa 19:10). In his description of God’s making Himself known through general revelation (Psa 19:1-6) and more so through the supernatural revelation of His Word (Psa 19:7-11), the psalmist affirms God’s Word as better than gold and sweeter than honey; in the latter picture, God’s Word is sweeter than honey as it makes its way down our throats. We let honey rest in our mouths to savor its flavor, enjoy it as it goes down, and long for more as soon as its gone – but none of this experience can compare to the sweetness of God’s Word and the rewards of following it.
No matter what pleasures the world offers, God’s Word is better.
PRAYER: “Lord, help me to love Your Word more today than ever—and make me crave it tomorrow.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Review and catch-up day