More to Be Desired Than Gold
Taylor Mendoza, Pastor of Student and Adult Ministries
Overview: King David of Israel believed he had found something far more precious than gold. In Psalm 19, he describes God’s revelation of Himself as that which is more precious than gold. Although God is infinite, incomprehensible, eternal, and transcendent, in great acts of grace in both creation and Scripture, He has made Himself known to finite creatures. David’s reflection on how God reveals Himself to humanity and His worthiness in worship leads him to say this about the Scriptures: “More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (verse 10).
01. We worship God through His revelation when we value Scripture more than the riches of this world.
02. We worship God through His revelation when we use both creation and Scripture to wage war against our sin.
03. We worship God through His revelation when that worship is pleasing to His sight.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION & DISCOVERY
1. What are your initial thoughts on verse 10? How does finding Scripture more valuable than gold and sweeter than honey affect your Christian life?
2. Look back at verses 1-6. What do these verses describe about creation? What should be our response to creation?
3. What is the difference between the church and creation in regards to revelation? (See Ephesians 3:8-10 for a hint.)
4. What characteristic of Scripture brings you the most comfort? (See verses 7-10.) Can you describe a time when one of the benefits of Scripture had a profound impact on your life? Maybe a conversion story?
5. Out of the three ways we worship and respond to God’s revelation of Himself, which one is the hardest for you to do? Which one is the easiest? (See other side.)
6. How is Jesus Christ the ultimate revelation of God? (See Hebrews 1:1-2; John 1:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6.)
For Further Reading on Creation: Andrew Wilson, God of All Things: Rediscovering the Sacred in an Everyday World (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2021).
For Further Reading on Scripture: Kevin DeYoung, Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What that Means for You and Me (Wheaton: Crossway, 2014).