If you feel down or sad, is there something you go to that makes you feel better?
For many there might be a food that becomes the go-to. And that food of choice for a quick pick-me-up is often ice cream. There is something about that sweet taste that boosts us and gives us a brighter perspective.
The Bible agrees that something sweet is a very good thing.
“Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 24:13-14
Honey is good. It is very sweet and makes us glad for its sweetness. It gives energy. It is good for us to enjoy something so sweet. It makes us feel better.
But in this section wisdom is compared to honey. As we have said, over and over again throughout Proverbs, wisdom can be found in the pages of our Bibles. If we are down or feel sad we can find sweetness there. God’s Word offers joy and gives us a brighter perspective.
The taste of honey will last for a few moments on our lips. The truth of God’s Word will last for eternity in our hearts.
No matter what we are going through, we can go to the Bible and find sweetness.
Lord, thank You so much that Your Word is like honey to me. It is even sweeter. I find joy and rest and peace in its pages.