A “fresh from the oven” hot biscuit, smothered in butter and dripping with honey comes to mind when I read Proverbs 24:13. My mom’s biscuits were a son’s childhood delight! I remember like it was yesterday the aroma of those biscuits filling the house on cold winter mornings. Looking back, I was eating a king’s dessert with a slice of warm butter and golden honey running over the sides. Thanks mom for those early morning treats and sweet memories!
Proverbs 24:13-14 – “My son, eat [devour; consume] thou honey, because it is good [precious; pleasant]; and the honeycomb [honeycomb dripping with honey], which is sweet to thy taste [mouth or palate]: 14 So shall the knowledge [understanding] of wisdom [godly discernment; knowledge of God Who is holy and just] be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.”
The subject of today’s proverbs is not biscuits and honey, but the sweet nectar of knowledge served up with a dose of godly wisdom and discernment.
Of course, a lost sinner has no appetite for Truth, nor does he delight in God’s Word. It is the soul of the redeemed who, having received Christ as Savior and Lord, delight in godly wisdom. Rather than being cut off with those miserable souls who are damned for eternity, the saints of God live with an expectant hope of heaven and life eternal.
Pass the honey, please!
Copyright 2014 – Travis D. Smith