Honey & Future Hope

May 9th, 2014

RG AUDIO 050914


Proverbs 24:13-22

Donna spent a delightful three months teaching biology at Africa Nazarene University under the direction of the distinguished Dr. Isaac Kigatiira. He is an apiologist (a specialist in the study of bees), and is past director of the International Bee Research Association. On one occasion, they traveled to a large enterprise where all manner of bee colonies and bee products were on display. There were soaps and skin care products made from beeswax, also food stuffs made from pollen and royal queen bee jelly. While there Donna pondered the importance of golden, sweet honey to bees.

Honey represents the future to these small, highly efficient insects. When they have amassed a cache of the sweet stuff, their colony can be confident of their survival to the next season.

Like honey amassed for the future of the colony, so is wisdom to the sojourner. It assures them of a future hope. Gather this wisdom from God’s word, from Jesus’ example, keep it tucked in the hurting places of your life and know His hopeful future.

Author: Donna Bordelon Alder

Tags: ,

One Response to “Honey & Future Hope”

  1. Barbara Says:

    May 9th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    In Matthew 3:4, John the Baptist ate locust (a small insect like a grasshopper that would come in swarms and devastate the vegetation of the land) and honey,

    He must have been the first to acknowledge “you are what you eat” (wanting to devastate the spiritual vegetation of the land with the SWEET good news of a “Messiah”).

Add your Comment