Sweet Talk

So many people in Christendom (and the Church) try to sweet talk the Lord by saying they love Him — but their love is in word and tongue, but not in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18). If they are so intimately involved with Him … where’s the discipleship? Where’s the chastening? Where’s the scourging? Where’s the rebuke? Where’s the instruction? (Hebrews 12:5-10; Revelation 3:19; Proverbs 15:33).

Sweet talkers cannot answer, scripturally. But, a few of us know that, the Lord never sweet talked anyone in scripture … He ALWAYS gives instruction, chastening, counsel, and guidance (just to name a few).

His word is sweet but He is not a sweet talker. God never blew smoke at anyone … and never will!

Psalm 119:103 says, “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Here in Psalm 119:103, the word “sweet” is used figuratively to mean that the word of the Lord is “agreeable, and pleasant.”

Now that is sweet in and of itself. The word of God is agreeable and pleasant because we love it. And, we love it through obedience; we love it by having His “commandments, and keepeth them” (John 14:21), i.e., by having His “authoritative prescription” and guarding it from loss or injury, properly, by keeping our eye upon His word we hear, receive, believe, and treasure in our hearts — not allowing any spirit, person, or thing cause His word to slip through our fingers (Hebrews 2:1).

We keep our eye upon the word of God … it is our life and the apple of our eye, and for this reason, we are the apple of His eye.

Consider the following:

  • (Deuteronomy 32:10) He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
  • (Psalm 17:8-9) Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
  • (Proverbs 7:1-3) My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
  • (Lamentations 2:18) Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
  • (Zechariah 2:8) For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Even in moments of lamentations we cry to the Lord to have mercy upon us—and to cleanse, heal, and keep us safe from our enemies who strive to destroy our faith in Him because we are “the apple of His eye.”

Isn’t He awesome?! And yet, He never sweet talk us but keep us as His jewels according to Malachi 3:17, “And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.”

Let us take full advantage of the sweetness of God’s word and apply it to our lives so that we may live the rest of our time in the flesh not to the lusts of men, but to the will of God (1 Peter 4:1-2). Let Him be glorified in all that we say and do according to His word. Let us be His perfect disciples (i.e., His jewels) …and… let us strive to be partakers (of the sweetness) of the first resurrection. Amen?!

In Christ We Do Remain

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