In Psalm 16, David goes on to say ‘I bless the LORD who gives me counsel…’ There is a great Joy in receiving God’s word. The truth is that the Bible is a great source of joy. Psalm 119:162 “I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.” The idea there is that treasures are hidden in the word. Sometimes reading the Bible may even seem boring, you may read verse after verse with little noticeable benefit, but suddenly a verse jumps out at you and it is like a precious nugget. The Bible is a sweet Word. Psalm 119:103 says “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” It brings joy to our lips, it refreshes us. The New Testament speaks of washing with the Word (Ephesians 5:26), it restores your soul, it brings joy to you. When you are sorrowful and you read this Word, joy comes in the morning.
We must get the Word into us. That happens through study, through reading it, it is through listening to sermons. If you find a sermon that particularly helps you one Sunday morning, get it on your phone or on your computer or on a CD and listen to it. Listen until you can almost say it word for word. Let God get it into your heart. Let the Word of God dwell in you richly as you pray the Word through, as you pray the Word through, as you pray the Bible back to God, as you seek counsel of godly pastors and friends, as you as God for wisdom. God’s wisdom lubricates your life and it comes from the Word. It talks here about him lying on the bed in the night, and his heart instructs him. Your heart can only do that if the Word is in there. As you are lying there at night, instead of worrying about the next day, mull over a Bible verse that you read that day. Let God speak to you. Let joy well up in your heart as you read again your salvation and what God has done for you.