The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Ps. 19:9-10
I want to zero in on the last part of this scripture.
“The judgments of the Lord are… sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”
Whether you like honey or not, the fact remains that honey is sweet. It is incredibly sweet. And here the Psalmist likens the judgments of the Lord to honey.
When our spirits are dead we use our minds; and when we use our minds, we don’t understand things like “the judgments of the Lord”. They seem to be so tedious and full of drudgery. That is why you can sing ten songs in church, and the only inspiration you get is to want to settle your aching back into a seat a.s.a.p!
But when our spirits are alive to the things of God, we are like a spark waiting to be torched.
When I got saved back in the 1990s, I was in college; and I remember the services we used to have in our school chapel. As one entered the chapel door, you could sense the overpowering presence of the Holy Spirit in that room. And I recall very clearly that the minute the worship team would start singing, before they had even gone through the first verse, the Holy Spirit would descend on us and the entire chapel would literally “explode” with people speaking in tongues and praising and exalting God in every way possible. So much so that the worship team would stop singing and join in worshipping God in prayer. And this would go on for the longest time possible.
In those days, people loved the Lord with all their hearts; and God came down to them to honor their faith.
The spirit of man understands things that his mind cannot even dream of grasping. When our hearts are desirous of the Lord, therefore, our spirits touch heaven and we are enlivened within us. That is why you would rather go to a church service than to the movies. That is why you can spend the whole night praying instead of watching TV or even sleeping.
That is why you can have a spiritual song singing in your heart for an entire day, or a week, or even a month
That is why you can have tears freely flowing down your cheeks every little while.
But that is also why you will love things that pertain to the Spirit: things like truth and righteousness. These are things that are mortal enemies to the flesh; but they are sweet as honey, and most desirable to the spiritual man.