Friday, June 29, 2012

Alert: Mouths May Begin To Water

Ray Ortlund, Jr.:
My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. 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. (Prov 24:13, 14)
The sage is saying that pleasure awakens us to how good wisdom is. So maybe this is what you should do today. Bake some cornbread, take it hot out of the oven, cut out a big piece, open it up, put on a dab of real butter, watch it melt over the steaming cornbread, take the plastic honey bear and squeeze honey all over that cornbread, then put a forkful in your mouth, followed up with a big drink of cold milk. As you savor that delight, "know that wisdom is such to your soul." 
Your soul has senses too. And God's wisdom is sweet to your deepest self. You enjoy it by eating it. You cannot enjoy his wisdom just by looking at it. But if you will take it and chew on it and swallow it--well, as we all know eating and joy go together. So it is with Christ. And the pleasures he gives do not wear out.
Proverbs: Wisdom that Works (Wheaton, IL, Crossway, 2012) 186-187.

I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. (John 6:35)

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