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Priceless (Psalm 119:103)

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103

What an apt description. These words are from the mouth of a man who has come to understand the preciousness of God’s words. There is no book that can compare. There is no gift that would be on par with the gift of God’s word.

The way the psalmist describes the word of God is consistent with how he treated it. This psalm goes on and on about the value of God’s word to the psalmist. He is committed to paying close attention to God’s ordinances and he is determined to obey them. They are his refuge in time of trouble and they revive him when life is overwhelming. If you were to look carefully at the psalmist’s life, you would conclude that what he says in verse 103 is demonstrated by his priorities.

Consider other descriptions of the value of God’s word:

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
Psalm 19:10

Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
Jeremiah 15:16

“I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”
Job 23:12

The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Psalm 119:72

Therefore I love Your commandments above gold, yes, above fine gold.
Psalm 119:127

Take time to reflect on how you would describe the value of God’s word. If others were to evaluate your life, would they say that your life validates what you say about the importance of God’s word?

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58