How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear you name, O Lord God Almighty.
How sweet are God’s words for us! We are privileged to be able to enjoy such a fine delicacy because the gospel is foul and foolish to those who are perishing. We must read, pray and listen in order to receive his sweet honey, but we have the distinct delight to savor and drool over His precious truths.
Do I truly crave His words in that way? I have yet to get married and become pregnant, but apparently the food cravings during that time can be quite particular and strong. That inherent, inexplicable desire to achieve a certain taste at any cost is a good example, in a way, of how persistent and passionate our craving for God’s Word should be.
He has such dulce truths for us; such individual, personal, life-changing revelations await. If we only knew what sweet nothings He wanted to whisper into our soul, we would ravage the Bible cupboard for a taste. mmm!
And as we see in the lives of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the honey we receive is given ultimately in order to enlighten and bless others. God gives us wisdom, truth and knowledge in order to share, preach, prophesy and disciple. Jeremiah 15:19 says that, if we repent, we will be restored and become God’s spokesperson. Those who we share with may not gratefully accept convicting, confrontational, loving Truth, but we can delight in His words regardless. Period. We have been given some fine honey.
Oh Lord, thank you for your Word. From your lips to my soul, I cherish your encouraging promises and convicting truths. Search me and know me, open my eyes to any uncleanliness in my life. I praise you for your sweet sustenance. Thank you for feeding me daily. I pray that I may seek your nourishment with unbridled passion. I pray that you would fill my life to overflow on those around me. God, let me represent your sweet presence at home and work, in traffic and meetings, at the gym and at church. May others taste your sweetness through my life!