A Taste of Honey


You can find your greatest pleasure in God. Learn more from a study in reference to Psalm 119.


Lord, You satisfy my soul. You are my delight and You fill me with joy beyond anything the world has to offer.


Psalm 119:97-112


In what do you find your greatest pleasure?

God's Word often likens itself to various culinary experiences. For example, it is like milk (Heb. 5:12), bread (Deut. 8:3), and honey (Psa. 119:103; 19:10). Regular feeding on Scripture was never meant to be purely mechanical. The psalmist tells us that these words are sweet to his palate, sweeter than the sweetest honey (103). It's not the way we usually talk about the Bible! All too often I have promoted the Bible as a healthy muesli or wholesome casserole--something rather bland and solid rather than a sweet, tangy, zesty treat.

Hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure, has traditionally (and rightly) been disapproved of by Christians. But there is a pleasure that comes from seeking God's will, which is what the psalmist here seems to be advocating. He gains joy from spending time hearing God's voice and meditating on his Word (97,111). It keeps him on the right track (101), aligns him with God's will, and brings him happiness. What more could he want?


Read Psalm 19 out loud and then use your own words, expanding on it. You will give God pleasure and find it yourself.


Lord, it is the deep pleasure of my heart to live in Your will. You are all my heart desires.

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