More Precious Than Gold and Sweeter Than Honey

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I delight in your decrees;
 I will not neglect your word.” Psalm 119:16 (NIV)

All of my life I have been a reader.  When choosing a profession, I chose to be a Library Media Specialist. While books can inform and entertain, newspapers can sway public opinion, and magazines can address a multitude of topics, there is one book without which I would not want to live.  That book is The Holy Bible, the Word of God.

Psalm 19:7 says that the Word of God is perfect and restores the soul.  It is trustworthy and makes wise the simple.

Dearest Heavenly Father,

Your Word breathes life into me, revives my soul, and gives me hope.  It is a fountain of wisdom.  When I am thirsty, I can drink from it.  When I am tired, I can rest on its promises. Thank you for your Word.

Psalm 19:8 says that the Word of God is right.  Therefore, it brings joy to the heart.  It is also radiant and brings light to the eyes.

Dearest Heavenly Father,

When I spend time in your word, my eyes are opened to those things that please you. When I know my life is pleasing to you, I am filled with unspeakable joy, and I want to share that joy with others. Thank you for your Word.

Psalm 19:9 says the Word of God is pure and endures forever.  It is sure, certain and true and reliable. 

Dearest Heavenly Father,

Jesus is the Word. Therefore, I can rely on the Scriptures to guide me through good times and bad times.  Because your Word lives in me, it is available to me every minute of every day. Thank you for your Word.

Psalm 19:10 says the Word of God is more precious than the finest gold and sweeter than honey from the honeycomb.

Dearest Heavenly Father,

Your Word is a treasure that cannot be taken from me.  It is food for my soul that I can delight in daily.  Thank you for your Word.

And finally, Psalm 19:11-14 says that the Word of God gives us warnings so that we do not sin. 

Dearest Heavenly Father,

Your Word shines a light on my own sin, prompting me to seek your forgiveness and making me more willing to forgive others when they sin against me. Thank you for your Word.

Amen.

 

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