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Spoonful Of Sugar

Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? I know this sounds as if I’m longing for the good old days when cheerfully unrealistic movies featured characters like this fictional nanny, but what I’m really longing for are people with a vision for the future that is realistically optimistic. I yearn for joyful, creative people who can show us the positive side of what we consider negative, who can remind us that “just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

David wrote a song that expressed a similar truth. In his words, “the judgments of the Lord” are “sweeter also than . . . honey” (Ps. 19:9-10). Seldom do we hear that truth is sweet. More often we hear that it is bitter or hard to swallow. But truth is so much more than medicine to treat what’s wrong. It’s the diet that will prevent disease. It’s not an inoculation or an injection. It’s a gourmet meal that should be presented as a culinary delight, enticing the hungry to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (34:8).

We sing “Jesus is the sweetest name I know,” but some of us present Him as if He’s gone sour. Pure truth, untainted by pride, is the sweetest, most refreshing taste of all to those who hunger for spiritual sustenance. And we have the privilege of serving it to a starving world.

Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He’s just the same as His lovely name,
And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know. —Long
The truth of the Lord endures forever. —Psalm 117:2

Insight

Psalm 19 is a song of David that celebrates how God has revealed Himself to us—first in His creation and then in the Scriptures. While the psalm does not tell us at what point in David’s life this song was written, many scholars have suggested that it was in some way a product of David’s years as a shepherd over his father’s flocks. Constantly exposed to the wonders of God’s creation, David would have found ample material to celebrate how the Creator reveals Himself in what He has made (vv.1-6).

19 thoughts on “Spoonful Of Sugar

  1. jewonda says:

    Glory Jesus, please guide my thoughts, footsteps, and words. Please guide my ears, heart and soul to seek and know Your truth and savor every ounce of it!

  2. xs says:

    Forgive me Lord and cleanse me from all unrighteousness….. Help me to stand firm in you….. Guide my tongue, my mind, my soul and my heart in Jesus name….. Amen

  3. paulej says:

    Every creature has a tangible reason to declare your presence and your beauty Dear Lord. I thank you Father for being The Great I Am. Let the words of my mind and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you O Lord my strength and redeemer.

  4. atirdbread says:

    Thank You God!! Truly Worthy!!

  5. kjamb says:

    We used to always sing this chorus to our girls when they were little. I hope that truth sticks with them!

  6. gallinas says:

    A child of God has spiritual brothers and sisters throughout the world. We are never, ever alone. Thank You Lord for a beautiful family!

  7. sandy229 says:

    Jesus is sweeter than honey from the honeycomb. Jesus is my rock and my life. He is the only thing that satisfies my soul. Without Him I am nothing!

  8. El Elyons' says:

    Happy Holy week.
    “Thank you Jesus for truth for you are The Truth and Truth sets us free. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight O LORD my Rock and my Redeemer.” May we all be the sweet aroma of Christ in this Holy week. Glory to El Elyon. The strong Most High God.

  9. donpaye says:

    Because Jesus is the way, the light and the TRUTH, I shall always long for Him…
    Lord!always make thirst for the truth

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