Proverbs 24:13, 14 Written In Honey

13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
    honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
14 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.

Written In Honey

In the Jewish schools of antiquity, the students would write their first lessons in honey so that they could lick their slate clean and taste how sweet their words were.  This taught them the sweetness of wisdom and knowledge.  Well before the reams of modern text that talk about the importance of exciting the senses in learning, Jewish people were implementing multi-sensory instruction.

Questions

  1. What is meant by ‘eating honey’?
  2. How would a young man pursue wisdom?
  3. How do young men and women pursue wisdom today?
  4. In your opinion does public education actually make young people wise?
  5. How does a young person become wise these days?
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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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