Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Knowing God - Psalm 119:103

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How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103
 
In recent years, "SWEET!" has become a one-word exclamation of joy and satisfaction. The question is: When was the last time you yelled, "SWEET!" when reading God's word?
 
Isn't that a common problem in our world today? We have God's Word in history’s most easily digestible translations and we have more than enough of pages of accessible commentary to feed us richly, but too few of us take the time to feed on the Word.
 
With these daily devotionals, it's a treasure that you and I are snacking, but why isn't the whole church, our whole nation, the whole world feasting? Why? I think it's because most people don't like the digestion process.
 
For example, while God's plans are sweet and his victory eternal, some of God's purposes require a time and discipline to achieve. They occasionally require repentance -- a change of heart and habits. Therefore, rather than change, too many people put their fingers in their ears and refuse to hear. Some even put their their fingers down their throat, because a little regurgitation seems to taste better than change.
 
Isn't that awful ... but true? Think of the addicts who taste more and more poison rather than embrace the need to change. And the sad truth is that we're all addicted to something that's not of God.  
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who learned early,
that if you want to taste the sweet stuff (dessert)
you first have to finish the vegetables (the healthy discipline)

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