God’s Word Is As Sweet As Honey
Like honey from a bee, God’s Word is sweet. It nourishes us, sustains us, and satisfies our every need. And there is an endless supply of love, power, clarity, purpose, guidance, strength, courage, peace, wisdom, and joy available to each and every one of us. The Word is truly something that we can sink our spiritual teeth into.
Scripture: “And he said to me, ‘Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.’ So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. Then he said to me, ‘Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.’ So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.” – Ezekiel 3:3
Yesterday we talked about how starting off the day was the best breakfast a person could get. In book of Ezekiel, God tells Ezekiel to eat this scroll, which represents the Word of God. And when Ezekiel does, he notices that it is as sweet as honey. That’s how God’s Word is, sweet to the taste. And once we get a taste it is easy to want more and more and more.
And that is good because God wants us to eat until we are full. God tells Ezekiel to “fill your stomach with it.” So should we fill our stomach with God’s Word. Not just take a taste, like a little sip of soup. As Jesus says in Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” It is clear that if we only eat physical food, that we will not have everything that we need to live our lives to the fullest. And as it says in Ezekiel, we should eat until we are full.
After we receive the Word of God and eat until we are full, then we are to be obedient to what he tells us to do. See, when we are full of the Word of God, when we seek Him then he will tell us what to do. We can we expect to hear from God on what to do next. That is the awesome part of God’s Word, it speaks to each of us uniquely. It guides and directs us, and gives each of us exactly what we need. Just as God directs Ezekiel to go and do something after He eats the scroll, all we have to do is be obedient to what He asks us to do.
And when we seek God and come to Him, and He speaks to us, the Spirit will raise us to our feet and He will lift us up and bring us to places that only He can take us. – (Ezekiel 2:2, Ezekiel 3:14). How awesome is it to know that God, the maker of heaven and earth, of everything that is seen and unseen, is taking the time to speak directly to us? How awesome is it to know that God is entrusting us with His Word, and to be part of His amazing plan. If He is speaking to us, then each one of us must be special. Each one of us must be an important part of God’s beautiful creation. How awesome is that?
Next time you see an amazing rainbow, watch a beautiful sunset, experience the miracle of the birth of a child, or any one of the amazing wonders of God’s beautiful creation, and as you think about how amazing God is, let us also take a moment and reflect on how amazing that you must be. God created you in His own image, so you are the most wonderful creation of all.
So let us fill ourselves with all of the food that we need, both food as we know it, and food that is every bit as critical to our health and well-being – and that food is the Word of God. And when we eat the Word of God, let us expect that God will speak to us, and that we will hear him. And let us do our best to do what he is asking us to do, so that we can experience the amazing things that God has in store for each and every one of us, experiencing life to the fullest in a way that far exceeds anything that we could ever dream or imagine.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. Let us taste the sweetness of your Word. Let us eat of it until we are full. Give us a craving for it each and every day. Help us to see and to receive the amazing health and life benefits that are available to us through the consumption of your Word. Give us an unquenchable thirst that can only be satisfied in You. Let your Word be something that we can taste and truly satisfy us. As we eat of your Word, fill us with all of your goodness, in the fullest measure, as we give you all the honor and glory, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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