“Sweeter than Honey to My Mouth!”
I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word. I have not departed from Your judgments, for You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Psalm 119:101-104
The Psalmist was being persecuted for his FAITH. He was ridiculed for his beliefs and his persecutors sought to shame him into giving up his FAITH. But he was strengthened by meditating on the Word of God, which to him was comforting, his rule for life, and his strength, which drove him all the more to desiring it.
He gained guidance from it. He said; “I have restrained my feet from every evil way. I have not departed from Your judgments. As God’s Children, we can also gain guidance from the Word of God by NOT just READING it, but MEDITATING on it. Allowing the Holy Spirit of the Living God to TEACH and GUIDE us through its precepts or rules of moral conduct. We can have control of our “feet” from following EVERY evil way, and we can accomplish this because God, Himself, through the work of His Holy Spirit, TEACHES us how we should conduct our lives.
The Psalmist declares that the Word of God is SWEETER than honey to his mouth! The more we READ, SEARCH and MEDITATE on His word, the SWEETER it is in our mouths. We enjoy it and hunger after it. It is INSPIRING, INFORMATIVE, ENLIGHTENING, and we gain WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING. It is a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path, in order that we might not stray from the straight and narrow. The things of this old, wretched, sinful, evil world becomes detestable and sickening to us, because we have wisdom, insight and understanding of God’s precious WORD, and when we are OBEDIENT to His Word, we become more like Jesus, which should be the goal for EVERY BELIEVER.
If you have not come to God for the salvation of your soul, you need to do it NOW! In order to have an understanding of His precepts, judgments and promises. And to be able to live according to His will, and to receive the HOPE of Heaven for ALL eternity, and to escape the HORRORS of Hell. To be able to gain UNDERSTANDING through the Holy Spirit, who indwells the TRUE BELIEVER, and to feast on the SWEETNESS of the Word of God.
You have that opportunity NOW, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and GROW in His Word, GAIN understanding of the Word, and FEAST on the SWEETNESS of the Word, daily. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!