“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” -Psalm 119:103
The goodness of the Lord is illuminated in the sweetness of His precious Word. What grace to possess this divine gift of love. God wants us to know Him, revealing Himself to us in a way we can comprehend through Scripture (Isaiah 55:1-7). Although God can be known, He is not fully knowable. If He were, God would cease to be God, for no man can contain all the treasures of the Lord in a box. So like the psalmist, we the finite creatures praise the infinite Being, the Lover of our souls. The Bible says God loves us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Not only has He given us the gift of His own words, He has given us the gift of love in Himself.
How sweet it is to be loved by God! He is not like the pagan deistic gods, indifferent to the ways of man. If that were so God would not have taken the trouble to tell us of His wonders, Israel’s redemptive history, His commands, promises, or of His covenantal steadfast love for the elect. Most importantly, God would not have willingly sacrificed His Beloved Son Jesus on our behalf. The God of the Bible is just and compassionate. He gives us a reflection of His character, who we are as sinners, and who we are as redeemed sinners, all bound up in His Great Book. These are the words of the Commander of the Universe. How delectable are His words of eternal truth to the believer’s diet. Thanks be to God!
Grace upon grace,