“My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverbs 24:13-14, ESV).
Little kids know what they like, and what they don’t. No one needs to ask why the bowl of creamed peas is splattered all over the dining room, or why there isn’t applesauce everywhere too! They make special faces, and sometimes special sounds, to make clear their opinion of whatever the “airplane” spoon is delivering.
It becomes the job of the parent to expose the little kids to a variety of foods along the way. The cost of failure is a super-picky eater and a long 18 years! Sometimes kids, and adults, just don’t know what’s good for them.
Proverbs 24 tells us to eat sweet honey and savor the goodness. Why? So that we have an idea of just how good the wisdom of God is! Honey looks good, smells good, and tastes good. And wisdom feeds your soul in the same way.
When you think about spiritual growth and godly wisdom, do you think about what you have to give up or do you think about the reward?
Blessings on your day!
Each week, Skipping Stones looks at a new topic or scripture with the purpose of growing in discipleship. Monday through Thursday the posts are shorter and provide a thought or two for you to mindfully consider as you go through the day. On Fridays I offer a longer post that looks at the subject of the week with a little more detail; and you have all weekend to read and reflect on your own walk with Christ!
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