Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart

The Psalmist say that he felt compelled to praise God with an honest and upright heart when he learned of the righteous rules of the Lord.

Psalm 119:7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.

The same should be our reaction when we read God’s word. Our hearts should react with praise towards God. When the Holy Spirit live in us, it will stir our hearts by studying and learning God’s word. It should be our delight to eat God’s word. It will become as sweet as honey in our innermost being and it will compel us to praise the Author of the Word.

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

If we are called by the Lord of Hosts, His word will be the most important thing to us. It is the voice of our Master to us. We will delight in it. It will bring joy to our hearts.

We are saved by hearing our Savior’s words. How can we not find joy in it or be it our delight. A sign of salvation is that the Word who saved us, which became the voice of God to us, will be very dear to us. We will hunger and thirst for more of it. We want to hear His voice.