Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Capitol Bible Study: "Hungering for the Word of God"

From our latest capitol Bible study on Psalm 119:103:

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

"We all have passions for various things in our lives. Some have a passion for their job and career into which they pour much of their efforts and energy. Some have a passion for an activity or hobby and spend a great deal of time and money in those pursuits. Some have a passion for a college or professional athletic team which they exhibit by attending games and cheering them on faithfully during the season. We find that the writer of Psalm 119 had a tremendous passion for God’s Word, which he demonstrated in penning for us this wonderful passage. This chapter is in fact a wonderful poem or song expressing the writer’s passion for God’s Word. Consequently he uses some vivid, poetic language to describe the Scriptures. Consider some of the eloquent, meaningful poetic figures he uses:

How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (:103)

Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. (:105)

Therefore I love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above fine gold. (:127)

"We can learn much about the Word of God and the attitude we should have towards it by studying these wonderful images. In our next studies we will look at these more closely, beginning with considering the Scriptures as 'sweeter than honey'."

Download the complete Study on Psalm 119:103

Previous capitol Bible Studies from Psalm 119:

Treasuring God's Word

Finding True Blessing in the Capitol - Psalm 119:1-2

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