Eat Thou Honey Prov. 24:13-14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Prov 24:13 says, “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste.”
Solomon recommends eating honey because:
Honey is a type of the word of God – Ps 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Ps 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Ezek 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. Rev 10:9-10 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
You need to eat the words [Matt 4:4] because they:
Increase your appetite for the Bible – Prov 24:13-14, Ps 19:10, 119:103 – the more you eat the more you want to eat.
Are good for you – Prov 24:13 and Prov 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Enlighten your eyes – 1 Sam 14:27 But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened. 1 Sam 14:29 Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey. When you “eat” the words of God, your eyes will be enlightened to vigilance (1 Pet 5:8) discernment, understanding (Ps 119:18, Lk 24:45), and application of the words to your life (Ps 119:105).
Help you to choose the good and refuse the evil – Is 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. In teens the word of God will limit rebellion and help them to choose good mates. In folks with careers, the words of God will help them make better business decisions.
Protect you from the counterfeit words – Prov 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil. Today we are inundated with antichrists and modern bibles.
Conclusion: If you aren’t careful to read the words of God and digest them, you will get full of the world and you won’t want them anymore (you’ll loathe the Book). Prov 27:7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. Ex 16:31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. As Israel began to loathe the manna when they thought about the food of Egypt, likewise, Christians feasting on the world will loathe the Book.