Sweeter than honey

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - ... with Pas­tor Theo Sny­man

“THE law of the LORD is per­fect, re­viv­ing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trust­wor­thy, mak­ing wise the sim­ple. The pre­cepts of the Lord are right, giv­ing joy to the heart. The com­mands of the Lord are ra­di­ant, giv­ing light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, en­dur­ing for­ever. The or­di­nances of the Lord are sure and al­to­gether right­eous. They are more pre­cious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your ser­vant warned; in keep­ing them there is great re­ward” (Psalms 19:7 – 11).

The Bi­ble is a very unique book, con­sist­ing of 66 books which were writ­ten by about 40 hu­man au­thors over a pe­riod of many cen­turies.

The pro­gres­sive rev­e­la­tion from Ge­n­e­sis to Rev­e­la­tion at­tests to the fact that all Scrip­ture has been in­spired by the Holy Spirit Him­self.

It has been trans­lated into many dif­fer­ent lan­guages and is still the most sought after book world­wide.

Why is this the case? It is be­cause the Bi­ble is known as the “Word of God”. The way of sal­va­tion has been clearly dis­closed, af­ford­ing all sin­ful mankind the op­por­tu­nity to be rec­on­ciled to Him who is the “King eternal, im­mor­tal, in­vis­i­ble, the only God” (1 Ti­mothy 1:17).

For all who have dis­cov­ered its trea­sures, the Scrip­tures are more pre­cious than gold and sweeter than honey. By them we are warned, and we need to take heed of this warn­ing, for eter­nity is at stake.

There is great re­ward for those who obey its con­tents.

The riches of the bless­ings of the Lord can al­ready be ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing our life­time, but the cul­mi­na­tion of our re­ward will be the home of right­eous­ness (2 Peter 3:13).

THE STO­RIES OF BE­FORE: Cel­e­brat­ing Her­itage Day in full tra­di­tional wear are Shaw Park Pri­mary staff Sindi Zibi, left, and Evalina Zibi

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