”More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb (Psalm 19:10).
Whenever King David took the Bible in his hands it as was as though he was taking out a bottle of honey. How sweet it would be if honey is poured on the palm and tasted directly through the tongue. The Bible is sweeter than this. It is sweeter than the honey and the honeycomb.
Many people do not realise the wonderful sweetness of the Bible. They read the Bible as though it is a traditional custom and a duty to perform. Many children feel as though they taste the bitterness of Castor oil or neem oil when they are forced by their parents to read the Bible. Thousands of bees collect the nectar from several flowers and save them in a one common nest. The Bible is similar to that of a honeycomb. More than forty scholars have brought out the heavenly honey into the Bible and it has taken around 1600 years for them to complete the task.
Moses wrote his part from the wilderness. Jeremiah wrote from a cave. Daniel’s work came from the palace and the valleys. Paul brought out his contributions from the prison. John wrote the book of Revelation as a captive from the island of Patmos. Luke wrote God’s Word during his travels. David was engaged in writing mostly during the time of battles. Solomon compiled God’s Word at the time of peace.
Though the Holy Spirit made use of several men of God to bring out the Bible those men had not met each other or even seen each other. The writers wrote from various fields, under different situations, from various locations and in different languages like Hebrews, Latin and Greek. Today it has been translated into thousands of languages. The theme of the Bible is as sweet as honey for us. It enables the heavenly believers to grow.
One of the characteristics of honey is bringing clarity in vision. “But Jonathan had not heard his father charge the people with the oath; therefore he stretched out the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in a honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his countenance brightened” (I Samuel 14:27). Similarly our spiritual eyes get clarity from the Scripture which is like honey of the mountain.
John Adam, a devotee says “When my children began to study the Bible, I began to believe that one day they will become prominent citizens of this Nation”. Dear children of God, you may also read the scripture with interest and inherit a victorious life.
To meditate: – “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you.” So I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness” (Ezekiel 3:3).