Friday, December 22, 2006

Sweeter Than Honey

7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.

Many people I know seem discontent with their life. There never is enough of anything for them. Not enough time, not enough things, and not enough money to go around. They walk around waiting for the "next big thing", hoping that it will fulfill all their needs and desires. In this verse, David uses gold and honey to describe the value of God's word. Gold represents wealth, for the Bible is wealthy in knowledge and understanding. Honey represents the sweet success of living in that knowledge. All the wealth in the world cannot satisfy us like God's word for us. Christ is the sweetest treasure and he alone can provide complete satisfaction. There are eternal riches waiting for us, and earthly gold cannot substitute for any of that. The law of the Lord is perfect! Collecting earthly riches puts us at risk of losing those riches in some way, but accumulating the knowledge and understanding that comes with God's word can only benefit us and enrich our lives, causing complete contentment.

1 comment:

Claire said...

THis is beautiful! Why is it that we find commands and ordinances of God to be drudgery, something we have to do? They are to bring joy and light to our lives. A way to give our Father joy in seeing us obey Him; a way to delight in the life He has given us and to glorify His name...honey and jewels for us!