By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
Oh, the word of God! How sweet it is! Yes, there are difficult passages; there are parts that are harsh, speaking of the wrath of God; but, when taken in its entirety and in its prominent theme, the Bible speaks sweet things to believers, yet condemns sin.
It is sweet because it is from God. That is why it is called "the word of God." It is sweet, because it tells us where we came from in a simple and straightforward way. It is sweet, because it predicts throughout the Old Testament the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. It is sweet, because it gives comfort and many promises, concerning which God is very faithful to perform. It is sweet, because it tells who we are, why we are here, and where we are going. It promises believers eternal life, now and forever.
I have a grandchild for whom it is very difficult to keep him away from sweets. He loves them and devours them when he can. I constantly warn him of the harmful effects later in life, but he seems to ignore that; but, when we eat the sweet words of our God from Scripture, we must not be worried about its negative effects on us but bask in the beauty and wonderful taste of his word to us from day to day as we feast upon his word to our hearts' content.
Eat these sweet words daily. Remember, we, too, are a sweet savor of Christ (2 Cor. 2:15), and the word of God is our sweet daily portion, though it may be bitter after we have digested it (Rev. 10:9-10).