How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103
I used to have such an insatiable sweet tooth. I craved a sweet treat every single day. Then one night during my Bible reading, I read this week’s focus scripture. I probably had a bowl of ice cream too as I did most nights when reading before bedtime!
As a young Christian, a precious friend in Christ had encouraged me to read this chapter about God’s amazing, faithful, sweet Word. She told me that a love and desire to know God more would increase. I took her advice and soaked in the words of this chapter and I have never been the same since.
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible with 176 verses. The scriptures are grouped into 22 sections of eight verses each. Reading the chapter in sections makes it easy to study and allows the Lord to infuse a love for His Word in your heart.
Here is a small taste of what you’ll learn from this marvelous chapter:
His Word is in my heart:
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (verse 11)
When you need direction and guidance:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (verse 105)
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. (verse 133)
When you feel overwhelmed:
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. (verse 28)
God said it and that settles it:
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. (verse 89)
The desire to know God’s Word will increase after you finish reading and studying this chapter. Read it, soak it in, let the Lord speak to your heart and satisfy your soul. Because the more we read His Word, the more we will want to read His Word and apply it to our lives. It’s the craving that only He can satisfy.
I still have a sweet tooth but I make healthier choices and replace the sugary treats with fruit – most of the time anyway! But I long for His Word more than any sweet treat. How sweet it is!
O taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalm 34:8)