How Sweet Are Your Words?

In Psalm 119:103 the Psalmist exclaims: “How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
Are they indeed? How would we demonstrate the truth of this verse, if it were so in our own lives? Perhaps in some of the following ways:

— by making our time in God’s word the priority over eating those things which are literally “honey to my mouth.”

— by reading our Bibles first thing in the morning, before we eat, or do anything else of significance.

— by coming back to God’s word all through the day, just like we do for our favorite snacks.

— by going on and on in our conversation about the “sweetness” of what we have read in scripture, more than we do about the delightful meals or desserts we have enjoyed.

— by looking forward to sharing the “meal” of God’s word which the preacher has prepared for us today, instead of dreading or just enduring it!

Is Psalm 119:103 just a “religious platitude” that doesn’t really mean anything to our lives personally? It should be a point of evaluation for each of us. Can we echo these words with integrity? Is God’s word really “sweet” to our taste, “sweeter than honey to (our) mouth?”

About Shawn Thomas

My blog,, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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