But the Word of God is sweet- sweeter than anything or any experience we can have.
Honey was a rare and valuable substance in Bible days. It was acceptable as a gift to royalty, and as a tithe or first-fruit offering to God. It was also the sweetest known substance to the Hebrews, sweeter than any fruit. Yet the writer of Psalms declares God’s Word to be sweeter still!
…Sweeter Than Honey
So much more could be said, and has been said, regarding the Word of God. The symbols of Scripture used by the Holy Spirit to describe the Bible help us to understand its awesome power, its matchless beauty and its incredible worth.
But one of the best things that can be said about it comes from the holy Scriptures themselves:
“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes 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 and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and tile honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.”Psalm 19:7-11