Hello, today my sister and I are doing our post together on Proverbs 24:14 which says:
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.
The first part of verse 14 says that wisdom is like honey. Solomon is saying that wisdom is good, and sweet like honey. It is something to be desired, something that we should strive for.
How do we get this wisdom? If is something that we should try and get, then how do we get it? Our wisdom is not a thing, it is a person. Jesus is our wisdom. He is the one that guides in the ways we should go; He is the Good Shepherd, and we are His sheep.
Now that we know who wisdom is, how do we get Him? Well, to put it simply, we receive Him. God sent Jesus to us; to become a human. Why? To save us from our sin. He sent Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sin. Now that we have been saved by Him, He sent His Spirit to live inside us, and to fill us.
Jesus is the wisdom that we should long for. He is the one who died to save us, and now lives inside us, filling us up with His Holy Spirit. He also brings us great joy, and love. He is the one who gave everything for us, and continues to give more to us. Now, because of what He has done, we should strive to share Him with others. We should give out the Gospel to those who need it, as well as strive for more of Him.
The last part of verse 14 tell us that if we find wisdom it will be our future hope, and furthermore, that hope will not be cut off from us. This, of course, points forward to the Gospel; Jesus is our wisdom and our hope. Jesus is the one that will be our hope, and He is the one that we will never be separated from.
Because of Jesus’ death on the cross we have hope! If it were not for Jesus taking away our sins, we would still be under God’s wrath, and we would have no hope of ever being free from it. But because Jesus died for us and removed God’s wrath from us, now we have an everlasting hope that even when we sin, if we repent, Jesus has removed it from us!
Of course, as Paul says in Romans 6, the grace of God is not a license for us to sin; instead we are dead to our sins and trespasses.
Praise God that our sins have been removed, and that they have been replaced with hope!
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland