Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More Satisfying Than Sweets


The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
—Psalm 19:7-10

It's pretty simple, actually: What are my priorities?

Two of my problems in this area are materialism and gluttony. And Psalm 19 addresses both of these in a way that's both poetic and to-the-point. God's word is to be prized more than money—even a lot of money. And it's also more satisfying than sweets.

And so, unless I can pray Psalm 19:10 with sincerity, I'm not yet where I need to be.

Help me to love your word more than material things, O God, and help me to hunger more for your will more than for the sweetest dessert. Amen.

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