"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."
Like Winnie the Pooh, I do love honey--all varieties of honey--orange blossom, wildflower, clover, etc. It's interesting that the Proverbs uses honey in several analogies and to give several different types of lessons. Here it is compared to wisdom. I do love Winnie the Pooh, too, and I like some of his simple analogies very much. Perhaps it's because simple is--well, simple to understand. That helps me for some reason!
About honey he said,
"'That buzzing-noise means something.
If there's a buzzing noise, "Somebody's making a buzzing-noise,
and the only reason for making a buzzing noise that I know of
is because you're a bee...And the only reason for being a bee
that I know of is making honey...
And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it.'
So he began to climb the tree."
Pooh went to an awful lot of effort to get that honey. But for him it was worth every sweet, delectable bite. For us humans, all the effort involved in getting wisdom is worth it. Delicious!
Another verse in the Proverbs speaks of honey:
"If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,
lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.
Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house,
lest he have his fill of you and hate you.:
Pooh has a little to say about the neighbor's house and honey also
(in the story where he ate too much honey at Tigger's house):
"When having a smackerel
of something with a friend,
don't eat so much that you get stuck
in the doorway trying to get out."
A wise quote! It's always smart to know how much is too much, when it comes to honey or a visit with a friend. Pick up a Winnie the Pooh book and read it to a child today. You both may gain a bit of insight!
Having a little honey for breakfast,