Today is National Sugar Cookie Day: According to this website, cookies are traced back to the 7th century in the Middle East, and sugar cookies more like we know them started showing up in Europe and America in the 1700’s.
Sometimes God is referred to as sweet, which is kinda weird. But most of the time in the Bible, the person writing it is talking about the word of God, or God’s presence, something like that. It’s a comparison, that God’s word is so pleasing–for us maybe it would be that God’s word is like chocolate chip cookies, or a milk shake to us. It fills us up and gives us joy.
Your words are so sweet to me, like the taste of honey!
Psalm 119:103 (ERV)
In Ephesians, there’s one reference to sweet slightly different:
Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave himself to God as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, for Christ’s love for you was like sweet perfume to him.
Ephesians 5:2 (TLB)
Christ’s love for us was a sweet smell–His death was pleasing–odd? But that’s how great God’s love for us was, that Christ’s death was part of the plan to save us, and when that happened it was good–sweet like honey. That’s a lot of love.
Dear Lord, Thank you again for sending Jesus to save me from my sins. Forgive me for my selfishness and my small faith. Teach me more about your Word, so I can learn more. Amen.