Psalm 19 – Sweeter than Honey

Psalm 19:1-14

1   The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2   Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3   There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 4   yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, 5   which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. 6   Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hidden from its heat. 7   The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple; 8   the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes; 9   the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. 11  Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12  But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. 13  Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. 14  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Hear the words of the Psalmist, “Clear me from hidden thoughts.”
  • Listen to what you know in your head.  What hidden thoughts are living there?  How do you desire to live the way of the Lord today?
  • Listen to what you know in your heart.  What hidden feelings are living there?  How do you desire to live the way of the Lord today?
  • Listen to what you know in your gut.  What hidden desires are living there?  How do you desire to live the way of the Lord today?
  • Notice any consonance or dissonance.
  • What new thoughts/feelings/intuitions does this reveal in you?
  • Name and describe the sweetness.
  • What is your message from God?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 27, 2019, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21

One thought on “Psalm 19 – Sweeter than Honey

  1. Utterly be guided through the various oarts if our bodies.To rest on each part of your head,your heart, your mind,your soul,your gut and to really concentrate on what you find that lies there.? Is it Garbage or is it the sweet aroma and silkiness of pure honey? Enciurage thise aroubd you to be filled with the same. Be theur protector and mentor.
    I like this very much Lil !

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