More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalms 19:10 NKJV
This text has to do with what should be our response to God’s word. We should look at the rest of the world through the lens of the Scripture. David recognizes that God’s word is good for him. It is more desirable than gold because gold does not satisfy, you always think you need a little more. But through Scripture we can know God and have relationship with Him and that is what satisfies. (Psalms 119:111).
The value of God’s word is that it is God’s written revelation to man, it is more valuable and desirable than gold itself. David wanted no amount of money or wealth to command his attention and affection more than the word of God. King David was a massively wealthy man, yet he is rarely known for his riches. He is much more known for his great heart toward God. His son Solomon was even more wealthy than David, and was known for his riches – yet not nearly as much for his heart toward God and his love of God’s word (1 Peter 1:4).
But not only does this text give us a description of the word of God, it also speaks to us about a desire for the word of God. It’s important to understand, then, that David loves the Law because he loves God. David understands that pleasing God through obeying the Law is far better—and “more to be desired”— than gold, or “even much fine gold” (Psalm 19:10). The Law is not only better than fine gold, but it’s “sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.” And finally, David recognizes that there is “great reward” by keeping the Law—implicitly, that the Law offers a better reward than any other reward he might seek.
Heavenly father, we praise your wonderful name because knowing You is more precious than gold and trusting You for salvation is sweeter than honey.
Oh Lord, help us delight in your word more than gold or honey. Amen.