The Heart Of The Wise Delights In God’s Commands

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

The first characteristic I mentioned earlier of the wise is that they acquire knowledge. You can read that devotion HERE. The second characteristic of the wise is that they delight in God’s commands.

Do you have a favorite treat? I love most homemade deserts. In the realm of candy, I think my favorite treat is a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. The new ones that are extra think are the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

wrapperGod’s Word is to be sweeter to me than the thickest of peanut butter cups. I was downstairs exercising last night for a few minutes. When I came up, my family was watching a movie. My son Sammy was sitting in my chair with his Bible on his lap. I grabbed a small glass of tart cherry juice and sat on the chair besides him. He looked like me sitting there. He then opened up his Bible and began sifting through the pages. He looked at me and said, “the Bible is more important to me than this movie Dad”.

This is how it should be for the Christian. Delighting in God’s commands means that the Christian should esteem the words of our Lord as more important, more necessary, and sweeter to our souls than any movie, event, idea, or any glimmer of sugar this world has to offer. The second characteristic of the Christian is that they will (to some degree) delight in the commands of their heavenly Captain.

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2 Replies to “The Heart Of The Wise Delights In God’s Commands”

  1. I really appreciate this. I think for Christian parents it’s not about getting our children to merely obey the standard, but getting them to love it–to see through it to the Person behind it who loves them. If I could pinpoint where my parenting and so much parenting goes wrong, it’s right here. If we don’t love the standard, why would our kids? Thanks for this! I also really appreciated the last post on our reason vs. God’s Word. Good stuff.

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