The Sweetness of Wisdom


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Wisdom to shape your agenda today:

“Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate; realize that wisdom is the same for you. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.” (Proverbs 24:13-14)

Our verse today is not a command to eat honey, but an analogy to seek the sweetness of wisdom’s rewards. Ancient Israel was a land “flowing with milk and honey.” Therefore, honey entered into the Hebrew diet early in life; thus becoming an emblem for the purest and simplest form wisdom, such as the “sincere milk of the word” was to the New Testament writers. Just as honey is sweet to the taste and good for the body, so wisdom is beneficial to the soul that feeds on it, fostering a future and a secure hope. So today, seek after heavenly wisdom feasting upon its sweetness and you can start here: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10).

This is saying #12 of the The Thirty Wise Sayings Proverbs 22.17-24.22.

Other post in Honey Wisdom:

When Honey Words Kill

When Honey Words Heal

Too Much of a Good Thing Will Make You Vomit

There’s Nothing Sweet About Seek One’s Own Glory

The Sweet Satisfaction of Contentment

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