by Dena Green
God’s Word is “…sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
My husband and I became beekeepers a few years ago. It sounded like a fun hobby with the great benefit of having the delicious honey to eat and share with family and friends.
We quickly found out that there was much work involved in getting the honey from the hive to the jar. The honey does not just flow from the hive straight into the jar. We have to open the hives on a regular basis to check for anything that might harm the bees and to make sure they are healthy and producing honey. After removing the honey from the hives to extract it from the frames, we have to uncap, or remove the wax that holds the honey in the frames. That’s when you see the beautiful, golden honey. The frames are then put into the the extractor or centrifuge and spun so that all of the honey is removed. After that, we can open the spout on the holding tank and the pure, sweet honey can flow into the jars.
The Bible says that God’s word is sweeter than honey and the drippings from the honey comb! If you have ever “tasted” God’s word for yourself, you know this is true.
To taste the sweetness of His word, we must take the time to “uncap” the word and hear what the Lord is saying. Be patient. Pray, read, study, be still, listen. Partaking of the Word takes time and some preparation on our part. What joy we can experience when the Lord reveals Himself to us in a new way, or answers a question that we have wrestled with. He may speak peace to your heart over a situation in your life or give you a word to share with someone else. There may be a revelation of unconfessed sin in our life that we need to address. Whatever our need or desire, God’s “holding tank,” His word, is full and just waiting for us to come and get some of the sweetness.
Psalm 34:8- “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.”