May 18, 2021
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 ESV
Interestingly, Solomon likens honey to wisdom. Just as honey tantalizes our taste buds and heightens our appetite for more, so does wisdom. And as we exercise wisdom, we will begin to see its reward. Here, Solomon tells his son that he will have a future and that his hope will not be cut off. Sound familiar? Four hundred years later, Jeremiah would announce the same blessing if the exiles would exercise wisdom and seek the welfare of the cities where they were deported (Jeremiah 29:4-11).
The takeaway? Rather than rail against all that we see wrong in our nation, we would do well to pursue godly insight as to how we might seek its welfare.
Father God, through your Holy Spirit, increase our appetite for wisdom and grant us insight as to how we can bless our communities and bring glory to your name. Amen.
Rev. Gordon Green, M.Div., M.A. Counseling