1 Samuel 11-14

In ancient times, the sweetness and value of honey was well known. Jonathan was tired after routing the Philistines.  On his way back to the camp he dipped his staff into a honeycomb that was lying on the ground and when he tasted the honey, it brightened his eyes.
It was almost disastrous for Jonathan because his father, Saul, had bound the army under an oath not to eat anything.  But Jonathan, and later David and Solomon, knew the value of honey, that sweet taste that has the power to brighten men’s eyes. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103) ‘How sweet are your words’, David would say to the Lord, ‘like honey on my lips, they brighten my eyes, they change my vision.’

There are a lot of things in this world that would seek to keep us from tasting the sweetness of God.  The world would tell us that something so sweet cannot be good for us.  But God is good, his word is nourishing, his word is life.

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8


Pastor Travis

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