My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.1
How precious … are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.2 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!3 Thy love is better than wine.4
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.5 Thou art fairer than the children of men.6
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.7 His countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend.8
1Psa 63:5,6; 2Psa 139:17; 3Psa 119:103; 4Sol 1:2; 5Psa 73:25; 6Psa 45:2; 7Sol 2:3,4; 8Sol 5:15,16; (Bagster’s Daily Light KJV)
What are we to make of things? How should we approach each day? The Psalmist suggests we start with gratitude. Do you want to make a difference? Don’t start with grievances. Start in gratitude and end in joy! Let us bless this and every day!