(Proverbs 24:13-14 ESV) 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.
I love sweet stuff. I get it from my dad. He taught me to love jelly doughnuts. Coconut cake. Lemon poundcake. Chocolate chip cookies. Pie. Cobbler. Oh my goodness… I feel justified (and just a little bit spiritual) because I like the taste of honey. Scripture says its drippings are good to the taste. So, that settles it.
WISDOM: The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
The writer of the Proverbs compares the benefits of wisdom to the taste of honey. Wisdom doesn’t just drop out of the sky though. It must be sought. It materializes in the daily experiences of life, and when it is found it produces great blessings which have a positive impact upon the soul.
It is easy to observe the condition of the world and get a little worried about the future. I recently read a news article that reports the majority of US citizens believe the days of the “American Dream” are gone. Financial disaster. Incurable diseases. Terrorism. It all adds up to what could become a hopeless mindset. But, for the child of God, the appropriate implementation of godly wisdom will result in a hopeful anticipation of the future. That’s how we are able to expect the best at all times.
(Psalm 42:11 ESV) Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
Godly wisdom is relevant to everyday living, in every nation of the world, to every generation. It is one of the sweetest blessings given by a loving Heavenly Father to His precious children. Find it! There will be a future. God said it. So, that settles it!
PRAYER: Father, I’m expecting the best in every situation because of the hope You give. I pray for applicable knowledge and appropriate wisdom for every circumstance I face. My hope is in you! There will be a future! Amen.