Proverbs 24:13-14 – My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste. In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.
This is a father speaking to a child telling them that both honey and wisdom are sweet. As honey is sweet our sense of taste, wisdom is good for our soul. As we live to follow God and make wise choices there is increased opportunity for our future path. Conversely, verse twenty tells us evil people have no future and the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Every day we are all faced with making multiple decisions throughout our daily life. Being in the word along with prayer, specifically Proverb, provides us with instruction on how to avoid the pitfalls of the world around us. Our heavenly Fathers wants us to know and follow him. Through our pursuit of a relationship to follow Christ, we will acquire wisdom. As I study Proverbs, this practical advice helps warn me of real temptation that before I was a believer I fell into unknowingly. Wisdom helps guide me not be concerned with any fleeting pleasure or success from evil.
Father, Thank you for the truth in your word. Please help me to be Spirit led to follow you and develop wisdom as I grow in my walk. Let me use your wisdom and discernment in my life to guide my decisions and let others see you.