Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Verses that inspire

Do you like honey?

Do you prefer just the liquid, golden sweetness that is sold in the supermarket and can be drizzled on your toast, or better yet, on a freshly-baked-still-warm biscuit? Do you like the comb, full of that golden goodness?

Pardon me, I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard. (Grin)

Yes, I'm a honey aficionado.

I'm even a bit of a connoisseur since I grew up in the southland and we prize our "sourwood" honey far more than the "clover" variety that is usually found at the markets. The tangy flavor is a hit with us.

Folks in Bible times valued honey; there are many verses that put it on equal footing with another important commodity of the time: oil. I guess part of that was because they realized it took a lot of work for those little bees to make it. Maybe, too, they loved the fact that it was such a great argument for a Great Designer of this world.....
The comb that contains the honey is a masterpiece of design: the hexagonal shape allows for the most effective use of resources - it uses the least amount of material to create a lattice of cells, and it's strength is far more than any other configuration, as well.
How the bees make it is a wonder, too. They use their antenna and legs to manipulate the wax, and their body temperature is a factor for regulating the wax at an ideal temperature. Later, their wings create just enough air movement to keep it cooled.
Sorry, evolutionists, that did not just HAPPEN!!

So, honey is valued; it takes a lot of work to make it; and its sweetness makes us happy at mealtime.

See where I'm going with this?

Our Bible, the Word of God, is a valued resource to us. Or it should be. It took a lot of work to make it. People spent their lives translating it and passing it along. Other people gave their lives as martyrs.... John Rogers and William Tynsdale come to mind....they wanted to translate the Bible into everyday English and were put to death by those who wanted to retain the status quo of a Latin Bible, understood and spoken by only a select few.

Our Bible makes us happy, too. I guess we could say it has special powers. (Grin) It can make our mind happy and can also sweeten up our spirits and our hearts. God's Word can bring us love, comfort, and help when we need it.
How sweet are your words to my taste,    sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103)
Remember your word to your servant,    in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction,    that your promise gives me life. (Psalm 119:49-50)
These are not words from "a" god, but from our God. If we accept these words by faith they become personal. They are from our Father and our Redeemer - we belong to Him and He cares for us.

Let's determine afresh every day to get into the Word. It's sweeter than honey -- and it's His way of speaking to us each day!

1 comment:

  1. I love those verses. I also like the ones where the Word is compared to a light, especially those one: "Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.” It’s such a beautiful picture of how we should live, one step at a time, going no further than the light on the path.


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