“Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psalms 19:10).
Whenever King David took the Bible in his hands, he took it joyously and it was like a bottle of honey for him. When the honey is poured on the palm and tasted directly with the tongue the great taste of it will be felt and the Scripture is even tastier.
Many people are not aware of the sweetness of the honey. They go through the Bible as a custom and traditional activity. When certain children are compelled by their parents to read the Scripture, they take the Bible in their hands as though they are taking a bottle of castor oil and drink it as though they are drinking the most bitter neem oil.
Many youths neglect the Bible and as a result, God too has forgotten them. Their life became devoid of improvement. Those who did not know to taste the Scripture are in a dizzy condition, tasting the narcotic drugs and alcohol. They simply run towards the sorrows.
Honey is the one which is gathered from a number of flowers by the bees. The Scripture could be compared to a beehive. More than forty authors have gathered and brought the honey from heaven according to the will of God and have presented the same as a book of the Bible.
Many authors of the Old Testament might not have met each other and might not have read each other's writing. More than forty authors from different fields, from various situations and from different locations have written their part of the Scripture in different languages and the collections taste like honey to us today. What a great blessing this is!
One of the characteristics of the Scripture is to brighten the countenance. When Jonathan was tired in the battlefield, he tasted the honey and his countenance brightened. The Scripture says, “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” (1 Samuel 14:27). You may also consume the Scripture which is sweeter than the honeycomb so that your countenance also gets brightened.
King Solomon the wise says, “My son, eat honey because it is good, And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste; So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverbs 24:13, 14). Dear children of God, read the Bible willingly and inherit victory after victory.
To meditate: "So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll. And ..... it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness” (Ezekiel 3:2, 3).