Psalm 19 Part 4
As we continue with this psalm it is good to be reminded of the purpose for this psalm, David wrote it with the express purpose of revealing the true nature of the Lord. This is something that we need to do regularly because at times we take for granted His great love to us and we get caught up with the affairs of this world. Verse 10 says: “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb”. This verse clarifies to us the importance of the Lord’s way and how to live to please the Lord by the way that we live. We live in a world with so many distractions and pressure to live in a contrary way to the way of the Lord. This is something that we cannot relax about because the god of this world is always putting things in front of us to distract us if we allow ourselves to be distracted. Unfortunately, I see many people distracted from putting the Lord first. This is a great challenge that we have and must always be choosing to put the Lord first in our lives or we try to add Christian concepts to the way that we live. The verse commences with the phrase ‘More to be desired ’, this is the focal point to how we live. As I look back over my lifetime I have always found the time for what I believed that was important to me at any time. The real issue we face is not whether we have time or not but what is most important to me. This is why David said “ more to be desired “ because he had experienced other things than his passion for the Lord to dominate his life for a short period. The real issue is what am I desiring, this is a choice that we can only make for ourselves. Look what God’s ways are compared to, gold is most valuable and when it comes to sweetness nothing surpasses honey. But while the psalmist reminds us in the natural these things are important they cannot be compared with the pleasure and satisfaction that is found living God’s way with all our strength. I have found this to be so true especially since my wife of 53 years went to heaven – the comfort and support I have experienced has been outstanding. Then we come to verse 11 which says: “Moreover by them, your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward”. Psalm 119:11 says: “Your word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against you”. Being aware of the importance of God’s ways helps us to live right in all situations. I cannot overemphasize the reward there is when we live God’s way with all of our hearts. Over the years I have been told by people who are close to me that I take living with Jesus too seriously, to which I respond that I do not take living with Jesus serious enough. The reality is you cannot be too serious about the Lord, His way is the best way to live, and we were created to have fellowship with Him. Now is a good time to assess how important Jesus is to me and do everything in our power to put Him first in our lives.