Godly wisdom is sweet and valuable

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Proverbs 24

13     My son, eat honey, for it is good,

and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

14     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.

Psalm 19

10     More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey

and drippings of the honeycomb.

 

In a world filled with the ‘wisdom of the loudest voices’ there is a void of true wisdom. The loudest voices often have the highest positions or the most money and an agenda they are pushing. We often hear these voices but afterward have serious questions about the true wisdom of what they just said. We usually feel empty and frustrated as we try to discern just what agenda is being pushed.

The Bible uses the sweetness of honey to describe the fulfillment of our sweet tooth. (They did not have Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Kit-Kat back then.) Honey is so sweet that you cannot eat much but when you eat it you know you are getting true sweetness. This is the nature of wisdom; when we get godly wisdom we know we are getting truth. Psalm 19 1-9 discuss the Word of God and concludes with verse 10 regarding the desire of God’s word being greater than the desire of fine gold and honey.

As men and women who seek wisdom from God’s word, we should people that bring valuable understanding to the confusing voices of our day. God’s word is full of wisdom both in word and in example. For instance, Solomon had the greatest wisdom of all time, but in his great wisdom he did not watch out for the dangers of beautiful women who worshipped idols and they turned his heart from wisdom to foolishness. His example is a warning us of the potential danger of our own weaknesses.

When we hear godly wisdom, we know it is true, it is valuable, it is sweet, and as such is fulfilling. Wherever we go and whomever is speaking, we should filter what is said through the wisdom of God and determine just how wise or how foolish those words of men really are. We should be careful of whose bandwagon we jump on and whom we give our support and allegiance to. As followers of Christ, we hope to lead others to follow Him with us. Seeking and finding godly wisdom will allow us to be beacons of God’s light, His truth, and yes, even His sweet fulfillment.

 

Yesterday’s flooding in Jakarta was not as bad as the first flood of the year but it caused damage and frustration. Pray for a friend named Mahdi who was caught away from home on his motorbike. The water damaged his motorbike and being wet for so long he ended up sick. Pray for this young believer to know the love and power of his Savior today.

 We enjoyed lunch yesterday with a young family hoping to get a Visa to go to the US for training to serve the Lord. We were so blessed to be with them and to see how God is caring for them as they seek His will.

My dad is back in the hospital with an infection and my mom is struggling with where she is in her life. Pray with us for them and for my sister who is their primary caregiver.

 Have a great day in the Lord,
PS

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