Sweeter Than Honey
The Power of God’s Word’s to His People
When faced with adversity, what or who do you turn too?
Most of us have read or at least heard of Psalm 119. It’s the longest of the Psalms and most bible scholars agree King David was the author of Psalm 119. It has even been referred to as The Treasury Of David. Like many others, it’s probably my favorite passage in the book of Psalms. David’s words encourage and inspire me whenever I read them.I love the way he poured out his heart in such an honest way on the pages. He admitted his struggles and I admire that.
One verse in particular that has always stood out to me is Psalm 119:103. In this verse David writes that God’s words are sweeter than honey. With honey readily available today at the local super market most of us probably wouldn’t consider honey a luxury. But according to biblestudytools.com honey was thought to be considered rare at the time. This helps put it into perspective for us why David chose to write that God’s word was tastier than honey doesn’t it? He considered it more valuable than this highly sought after treat. It’s clear David treasured God’s word.
As we read on a little further we discover that David clung to God’s words in the face of adversity. In Psalm 119:43 he writes, “Trouble and stress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.” No matter what enemies came against him, he stood on the promises and commands found in Gods word. He may have questioned why God would allow his enemies to rise up against him, but he always turned back to the truth and wisdom he found in God’s word.
David’s declaration in this Psalm encourages us to seek God no matter what we are facing. They remind us that the answers we need are found in the pages of God’s word. And those words contain the truth and wisdom we need to help get us through the tough times. David faithfully relied on the power in God’s word. Every time a new challenge presented itself he continued to turn to God. And like David, we too can stand on the promises and commands found in God’s word.
“Lord I praise you for every promise and command in your word. Thank you for the truth and wisdom that can be found in David’s words. Help me to follow his example and turn to you when I’m tempted with sin or faced with adversity. In Jesus’ name Amen!“
Read Psalm 119 (It’s long but well worth the read.) Is there another verse in Psalm 119 that stands out to you? Share it with us in the comments section below.
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