Proverbs 24:13-14, “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.”
As I came to this passage, immediately my mind went to Jonathan when he ate the honey and said, mine eyes have been opened…”Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey. How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? For had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?” (See 1 Samuel chapter 14).
I thought about how Jonathan had taken a little of the honey and eaten it and because of its properties, he was strengthened and felt as if his eyes had been opened. I’d like to take this thought and place this question before you. When you come to the Word, is it as nourishing as honey? Does it bring knowledge and wisdom to your soul? Do you search after it and long for it as though you were craving it?
This can be your experience as you spend time in His Word. Just as Jonathan ate of the honey and was made strong, he realized had he and the people been nourished earlier in the day they would have had more success in their battle among the Philistines. What Philistines do you face daily that you have no strength to endure? Take of His Word, it is Honey to your Spirit, Mind and Soul!
Prayer: We know that “the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward (Psalms 19:9-11).” Precious LORD, open your sweet Word to us this day and teach us as you taught the psalmist that there is great reward to seek your word for our daily walk. “How sweet are thy words unto my taste. Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding (Psalms 119:103-104).” Upon your Word we place our trust. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.