Lingering Sweetness

Lingering Sweetness

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul. They are sweeter than honey

and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 19:7a,10b

Chocolate-covered peppermint candy!  These would be my weakness.  I love how the chocolate melts in your mouth and the peppermint lingers for a long while.  At Christmas, Easter, and other days of the year I love to put these out for guests, and, of course, me!

I am reminded that this sweetness and lingering taste is how we should feel about the Word of God.  The Psalmist refers to the Word of God as the sweetness of the honeycomb.  He also shows us all the ways that the Words of God is perfect for us:

Restores the soul

Makes the simple wise

Rejoices the heart

Enlightens the eyes

Giving us warnings in life

As we go throughout our day, do we have the lingering sweetness of the Word of God in our hearts?  Is it guiding us to choose to do right, love the unlovely, watch out for pitfalls? I am working to desire the Word of God and its lingering sweetness as much as I desire those chocolate covered peppermint candies!  What is sweet to you? May it remind you of God’s message to you and the sweetness of His perfect Word.



  1. Kathy Dolman said,

    August 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm


  2. Ms. Kathleen said,

    August 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    What a beautiful devotional… The Lingering sweetness of Jesus. Wonderful!

  3. Betty Jo Pollock said,

    August 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I have a big smile on my face as I read your devotional. Had just finished reading in His Word. How true it is – The Word does so much to rejoice our heart and more (as you wrote). Thanks!.

  4. Linda said,

    August 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    This is something that I’ve been thinking and praying about, truly desiring God’s word. I don’t want to check Him off of my “to-do” list.

  5. Barbara Hammons said,

    September 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Very relevent in today’s fast paced world! Glad to have this to fall back on to remind me…..

    • September 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Yes, trying to keep it mind as we head into football season – Drew, Soccer season – Danielle and volleyball season – Dave whew!

  6. Margaret Pollock said,

    September 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The chocolate mint candy (yes, I love them, too!) is a great visual reminder of the always-available sweetness of God in my life. If I’m not careful, I’ll decide that eating an actual peppermint patty is necessary to my daily prayer and meditation.

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