Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 January 9 - Morning Manna

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: (Proverbs 24:13)

Today's Morsel:  While returning from Africa a few years ago, I was reading the airplane's magazine and I happened to stumble across an article that spoke to how good honey and cinnamon powder was for you.  And so for the past year or so, each night before bed I take a teaspoon of honey covered with cinnamon powder and I sleep like and baby (however that is) and I wake up feeling good and relaxed.  And a few weeks ago, my daughter sent an article to me that says taking honey and cinnamon in warm water before bed helps reduce weight while you sleep.  Isn't it amazing that the Bible always has the answer for life's needs. It was the honeycomb that Samson took from the carcass of the lion.  Scripture says after Jonathan and his armor bearer defeated the Philistines.  "So the LORD saved Israel that day: and the battle passed over unto Bethaven. And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food. And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground. And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath. But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened. Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint. Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey" (1 Samuel 14:23-29). He was enlightened because of a little taste of honey.  Solomon said that we should eat honey because it is good, and the honeycomb, which is sweet to the taste. His father David tells us, The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward" (Psalms 19:7-11).  When we become doers of the Word and not just hearers only, it is sweet to the taste and health to the bones.
Sing:  Oh my brother, do you know the Savior, who is wondrous, kind and true? He's the Rock of your salvation, there is honey in the Rock for you.
Oh, honey in the Rock (oh, honey in the Rock), Sweet honey in the Rock (sweet honey in the Rock),  Oh it tastes just like honey in the Rock.  Oh taste and see if the Lord is good, Oh it tastes just like honey in the Rock.

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