Proverbs 27:7 The full soul loatheth an honey comb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
As a family we read the Bible each morning. We read through the bible from Genesis to Revelations. When we get to the end we simply start over and do it again. The children are cute and often talk about who will have had the Bible read to them the most by the time they move out. We heard of a family that also reads through the Bible as a family. The daddy put some Disney land tickets in the back of the Bible in an envelope so that when they finished they could open it and see what their surprise was. Do you read the Word to your children each day? Did you know you don’t need any fancy curriculum? You can simply read the Word each day to your children and discuss it as the Lord leads. We have had the best family conversations through our Bible time. We also read the Proverbs of the day with our Scripture reading. Yesterday of course was the 27th of May so we read the 27th chapter of Proverbs. I can’t count how many times we’ve read the book of Proverbs. We have done this for years, since you oldest was only four or five. Yet, God’s Word is living and always teaching no matter how many times we might have read it before. Take this verse for example, I have read it many time and yet yesterday, It ‘clicked’ for me in a different way than what I had ever understood it before!
The full soul loatheth an honey comb; but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Have you ever noticed how some people can complain about life no matter how well things are going? Others can have a very trying life and yet they always seem to be sharing how blessed they are and what good things God has done for them. Perhaps the ones that complain and don’t see how blessed they are is because their soul is full. Even the sweetest of events in their lives are loathed because they are too “full” to see how sweet life really is. Where as the hungry soul is always finding the sweet details to celebrate no matter how bitter life might be!
I want to always cultivate a hungry soul in my life and my children’s lives! I want us to see the sweet details that we have been blessed with no matter how bitter life might be. What about your home? Are the souls hungry or full? If you don’t know all you have to do is listen. Do you hear more grumbling and complaining or encouraging words instead? May each of us have homes full of hungry souls including our own!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood
Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.