Beekeeping has been in my family for at least two generations. My father kept bees; he needed them to pollinate the fruit trees of our orchard.
Two of my brothers each kept several hundred hives. A nephew kept 300 swarms, from which he made a living.
I tried my hand at keeping two colonies in my backyard for pollination purposes. Keeping bees is a fascinating past-time. Their social structure and work ethic soon absorb one.
There is nothing as sweet as honey. God has likened his Word to be as pleasurable as this amber liquid when read and studied. Honey is mentioned 61 times in the Bible. To compare God’s Word to nectar means there are riches and food for the soul found in the Word.
Honey is a sign of abundance, ease and prosperity. Jesus is not a sign; he is a real person. He came to give us abundant life beyond our imagination.
Jesus said his yoke is easy, and his burden is light, meaning we carry no burdensome rules or laws. God speaks of His abundant provision for the birds and flowers and declares he will provide more for us because of his great love for us.
We have been elevated to a unique position with God if we will only lay down our insistence on doing life our way. Believe in Jesus, accept him as saviour, live in him as a joint-heir. Yes, Jesus can to give us abundant life. Accept him.
Thought for the day: How sweet the taste of God’s promise is It tastes more delicious than honey.