Sweeter Than Honey
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
Imagine the biggest bite of your favorite dessert melting in your mouth right now. Double chocolate fudge cake. Hot apple cobbler. Caramel brownies a la mode. Can’t you just taste it?
Proverbs 24:13-14 says that what all that sweetness is to your mouth, wisdom is to your soul. It drips like honey and satisfies every craving of your soul’s desire. Wisdom helps you believe God’s promises and assures you of hope.
“My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the dripping 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.”
Wisdom promises a destination beyond this unpleasant place we’re in. It holds out hope when you think you’ve blown it so badly that there’s no way back. It tells us that we will have a future. What else promises that? Proverbs 4:7 says that getting wisdom is the beginning of something good . . . something really good. It gives you confidence that your best days are still in front of you.
Do you want to have better days this coming week?
Do you want to make wiser decisions?
Are there priorities you want to establish?
Ask God to build a hunger in your heart for wisdom. Claim His promised help to choose the correct plan to gain the desired result (James 1:5).
God’s wisdom is available, both to stabilize and satisfy you. I mean really satisfy you. It’s not too late, it’s not too far away, it’s not impossible to contemplate your life taking a turn for the better. The best things in life arrive on the strong back of God’s wisdom as He leads you to make sound choices and eternally-minded decisions. It’s like honey—or that hot apple cobbler—in your mouth, as sweet as the promise of good things to come, of restoration, and blessing.
Go ahead, eat your dessert first. —James MacDonald
Prayer – Father, thank You for Your promises! Thank You for Your wisdom being sweeter than honey and so very satisfying. Help me to desire it more and settle for nothing less in my life. I’m tired of my own way. It doesn’t lead me to a satisfying place like You do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.