Gold NuggetVerse 13-14: "13 My son, eat honey because it is good, And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste; 14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, And your hope will not be cut off."
The key to successful, teaching, speaking, preaching, etc. is being able to deliver a message that people can relate to. All through Proverbs the writers will say "My son, listen..." and then proceed to illustrate a proverb or saying with something a young man can relate to. When illustrating the need to desire wisdom, the writer will describe wisdom as a beautiful woman or gold, silver, rubies or as mentioned here, honey. Something a young man would desire and pursue. When trying to illustrate the need to avoid foolishness, the writer will describe foolishness as a harlot or a trap, rottenness, bitterness, hunger or death.
We need to desire these words of wisdom taught in the book of Proverbs. We need to continue to hunger for the wisdom found within these pages as we would desire honey. Let us be satisfied with the instructions learned in these sayings and yet hunger for more. We need to desire the knowledge that is available to us in this book as if it where gold, silver or rubies. It will make our souls rich and our knowledge and wisdom that of the great writers that penned it. Let the grey head of wisdom rest upon us. We can grow in confidence, knowing that we will have the ability to make sound decisions for our lives as well as offer sound wisdom to those that come in contact with us. Pursue knowledge and wisdom and when you have caught it, people will eventually pursue you to get it. We do a great service to our Father when we instruct others in wisdom.
Lord, make me hungry to find you and your wisdom in this book. Give me a desire and passion to endure through it's pages to win the prize of wisdom and knowledge. Remind me of the need to posses wisdom and the desire to share it with others. Amen
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