Psalm 19:10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
David uses bold language for the Word. The world system chases after wealth and the trappings that money can provide. In fact the western world has become so wealthy that the people do not need God. Even the church has turned away from the gospel to entertainment and programs. The Scripture is more desirable than all this wealth. It is sweeter than honey. It has the only answer when trouble comes. I cannot imagine how someone without Jesus can face death?
Consider death, the sweet time when the disciple will slip immediately into the presence of Jesus. Consider the saint who is in constant pain on strong pain medicine and has no where to turn every day but to Jesus and the gospel. Consider the caregiver who also turns to the gospel for the strength to live each day with grace and mercy even when the receiver seems to think every thing you do is wrong.
I begin each day with this prayer: “May Your glory be revealed in me today at my expense.” The Word gives all His disciples the faith and trust to live one day at a time sweet Jesus.
Psalm 19:11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.
David said the disciple is warned when they sin and when the commandments are kept. John said His commandments are not burdensome; “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.” [1 John 5:3] and Jesus said; “… he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” [John 15:5] Every thing we do is a result of His grace and for the glory of God and not for our glory. Only then will we receive the reward promised.
Henry Luke 7/21/2017
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