Monday, January 9 – Psalm 19:7-11
The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold; Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, Your servant is warned by them; In keeping them there is great reward.
Eating fruits and vegetables brings countless benefits but doesn’t always have the taste we desire. Other food often sounds more appealing based on the taste. We know what will benefit us, but that is typically not the food we crave. In this passage, the psalmist spoke about how God’s Word benefits our souls and bodies. The psalmist reminds us that the Word of God isn’t just true and enduring, it’s also desirable and sweet to our lives.
What would it look like for you to truly believe that the Bible is not only sufficient and true but also desirable and beneficial for your life? Many people find a way to prepare fruits and vegetables so that they not only have health benefits but are desirable as well. There are so many options for things we could read or advice we could take but the Word of God is the true source of life that is steadfast and true, and it is desirable and beneficial for our lives. Don’t wait for Sunday morning or your small group to hear the Word and digest it. Seek the desire and craving to consume it yourself, truly believing that it will benefit your life and there will be a great reward in the end as you hide God’s Word in your heart.
- When have you “feasted” on the Word on a regular basis? What was that like?
- How do you feel when you think about reading God’s Word on your own? How does your perspective need to change?
- Pray and ask God to transform your heart to see the truth of this passage come to life, that you will see the benefits of His Word and truly desire it.