Wise Saying #26:
“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.” (24:13-14)
This is not a command to eat honey, instead, the Wiseman is encouraging us to seek the benefits and sweetness of wisdom’s rewards. Just as honey is beneficially “good” for the body and delightfully “sweet” to the taste buds, so wisdom is invigorating and satisfying to the soul that feeds on it; in turn fostering a “future” and a secure “hope.” Do you want to experience the sweet exhilaration and pleasure of wisdom? Then get into God’s word, the source of all wisdom. It was David who exclaimed, “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103; cf. 19:7-11). So today, open up God’s word, delve into its pages and “taste and see” that indeed the Lord’s word is good for the soul. You won’t regret it!
This week’s theme: The Thirty Sayings of the Wiseman