Psalm 119:103 How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Chocolate. Most people love it, me included. Although I very rarely have any these days. I do occasionally have a very small piece of dark chocolate, actually for health reasons. But I confess, I do love it! Now, that’s a “sweet prescription” for sure.
Truth be told, Jesus is my real “addiction! ” And He is far sweeter than any kind of chocolate, and definitely more fulfilling in every aspect that chocolate can’t even come close to.
The reason for my mode of thought and bringing Jesus into the fray while mentioning Chocolate is due to a neighbor I was conversing with today. She was checking her mailbox and we chatted for a while, catching up on what’s happening in the world and life overall. Her parting words is what I found particularly interesting; “I have to get going, it’s my time to indulge myself in Jesus and Chocolate.” I thought that was such a great way to define time alone with Jesus, as an indulgence.
I began to ruminate about Jesus and Chocolate. I learned that my neighbor sits down every afternoon with her Bible and chocolate. The association between the sweet taste of chocolate and Jesus is not too far from the truth.
Think about it, the “Word is sweet” and we as Christians devour it as food for the soul. We find it delightfully rewarding, and easy to digest. However, God’s Words are full of substance, and inasmuch provide sustenance—they are Spirit, life, and are to be fed upon by the spiritually hungry as well as the spiritually replete!
The thing is everyone must “taste” for themselves. In order to truly value how sweet God’s words are, one must subscribe to it fully. One must ultimately receive it into their innermost spirit. Tasting and indulging in the true value of God’s Word is a joy that is inexplicable. The Psalmist spoke of tasing God’s Words and finding them sweeter than honey to his mouth. I agree unequivocally, hands down!
Think about it further now. It was the very Word of God that made us! So, wouldn’t it make sense that His Word would be nourishing to our souls and fulfilling to us overall? God’s Word doesn’t return to Him void, it does exactly what it is supposed to do (Isaiah 55:11).
God’s Word is solid and never changes, it is powerful and immerses our spirit with His. His Word will never die. His Word will live forever more (Isaiah 40:8). His Word cuts through right to the very soul of who we are, it’s alive, and active within us (Hebrews 4:12).
Jesus tells us Heaven and Earth will pass away, but the Word never will (Matthew 24:35). The Word is relevant in all matters, and above all that man has said or ever will say. And it is a bright light that will take away the obscurity of darkness and light our path (Psalm 119:105).
God’s Word is multifaceted and serves as a guide for our lives, providing doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness and training for our souls. Yes, sweet. Sweet as can be.
The Word of the God is a sweet indulgence that I love to partake of on a daily basis. But this my friends, is one indulgence that comes without guilt. If you haven’t done so today, or lately, may I suggest you open your Bible and enjoy the sweetness of the LORD! It’s a one of a kind sweet!
“Father, thank You for Your Word that is deeply laid in my heart and soul, Your Word and You are my sweet reward of living, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”