I watched a documentary last week about a tribe living deep in the African jungles and who solely live off the land. The show was documenting how these people survive, struggle and adapt to life in the jungle on a daily basis.
It was fascinating to watch.
At one point the film followed three little kids as they skilfully caught deadly tarantulas to eat for dinner. My boys were mesmerized and I was horrified.
Then came this one part where a man, the tribe leader, scaled an enormous tree in order to retrieve a bee’s hive perched on top of the highest branch. He said it’s rare to find honey, so when he does, he is willing to risk his life and invest hours and hours of time to obtain it because the nourishment it provides his tribe and family is unparalleled.
Naturally I thought of this “sweet” story while reading today’s verse.
“Eat honey, dear child—it’s good for you—and delicacies that melt in your mouth. Likewise knowledge, and wisdom for your soul—Get that and your future’s secured, your hope is on solid rock.” Proverbs 24:13&14
If we consume the sweetness of wisdom and love the nourishment of knowledge, the wellspring of our lives will be overflowing with the good we store up.
If we go to great lengths and heights to obtain understanding, we will be adding great depth and value to the flow of our daily lives.
If we are willing to invest hours and hours of our lives, placing ourselves out on the highest branches of determination and focus, we too will reap unparalleled rewards of pleasant words, Godly actions, prudent thought and adaptability in the wild jungles of this culture.
Our future secured.
Our hope, a solid rock.
Talk about food for thought.
Now, pass the honey, honey.