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Sweet, Sweet, Lord

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.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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4 comments

  1. First of two things is the fact that we may not be privileged as Adam and Eve were to actually hear the voice of God directly but God hasn’t left us out. He made certain that His words would be written down for us to understand and learn that He desires fellowship with those who have trusted in His words and coming into a family relationship with Him through the acknowledgment and repentance of our sins and place our trust in Messiah,Yeshua our redeemer.
    Do we not feel the sweetness in the lives of others whom the Lord is moving within them. It is more desirable and delightful than the sweetness of a mouth full of chocolate. I would choose kind and loving people who have the characteristics of Christ in them who come alongside me and bring compassion, comfort, companionship, encouragement, help, hope, laughter, wisdom, a willingness to pray on my behalf, and the list can go on. All the things that make us feel important as a person.
    These are the things we need to be made whole. All the material stuff is secondary to living life.

  2. Cora,
    Thank you! You are so correct, Jesus and the Word is the best of all, and being around those who love and appreciate the LORD, better than desert! Jesus is all the desert I crave and need!
    Blessings my friend~

  3. We could write forever about the sweet benefits of God’s Words! I like the reminder that God’s Word spoke humans into being and it is His Word that sustains us. Nothing but God’s word to us will satisfy. The eternal sweetness and fellowship of God our Father, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit our Comforter, beats chocolate every time! Thank you Camille.

  4. Dear Jennifer,
    Thank you for the affirmation and your kind words.
    Yes, it is His Word that breathed life into us and His Word that “sustains” us.
    O’ how sweet the Word of the LORD!
    Have a blessed day, my friend~

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