God’s Word Is Priceless

Main Text
Psalms 19:7-11

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 verse clearly points out that God’s word is priceless. There are some things money cannot buy because there are more valuable than money and most valuable of all. There is nothing more valuable than knowing and keeping God’s word. Most people value money more than anything, but there is nothing more valuable than God’s word. Here is David’s personal reaction to the Scriptures, he found them more important and desirable than gold and sweeter than honey. We must find the Word of God enjoyable, pleasurable, a real treasure and a real treat.

God’s words are more precious than gold.
 (Proverbs 8:10-11). The word translated “precious” is a word that means desirable, something that a person takes great delight in. God’s words are more precious than gold, and not just any kind of gold, but pure gold, and not just pure gold but much pure gold! And so we go from good to better to best – from gold to pure gold to much pure gold, and God’s word still comes out on top. Some people were willing to give up everything for gold. What are you willing to give up for God’s word? How precious is God’s word to you? How desirable?

There is nothing sweeter than God’s word.
This verse distinguishes between two kinds of honey. The first word used for honey here is just regular honey, the kind you might find on your shelf, which is already plenty sweet. But the second word refers to fresh honey flowing right from the inner cells of the honeycomb. This is the best and sweetest honey of all. So God’s words are not only sweeter than honey, they are sweeter than honey from the comb. There is nothing sweeter than God’s word. Honey is sweet and pleasant to eat, but God’s word is sweeter still.

Heavenly father, help me to understand the supreme value of knowing and keeping your word.

Oh Lord, give me the grace to commit myself to reading and following your word. Amen.

Additional Reading
Job 28:15-17
Proverbs 24:13.