Well, our children haven’t had another wisdom party (i.e., unlimited candy every time they practice saying their honey verse). But I do let them say their verse and get a piece of candy one or two times each day. They have learned Proverbs 24:13-14 well that way! Usually, we followup their saying a verse to asking a question about wisdom (what is it? where does it come from? how do you get it?).
My son, eat honey because it is good,
And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste;
14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; Proverbs 24:13-14
I’ve been wanting to find a new verse for them to memorize, but I’ve not found one I like. Then I found this one:
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
That’s the one we’ve been saying the last few days. I’ve been pointing out when I hear pleasant words. I’ve given them examples at breakfast when we talk. I’m getting to where I love the analogy of good things and honey/candy. I want them to know the eternal things that are truly delightful and satisfying. The next passage with honey is in Psalm 19– God’s Word is sweeter than honey.
Today we had candy and pleasant words. We’ve also had whining and complaining. I’m thinking (since this is Wednesday) that I need to have pleasant words too. Sometimes I correct more than I praise. I want them to know how much joy I have when they choose to do right.
I cuddled Bethel this morning and told her, My daughter, when your heart is wise, my heart also shall rejoice.
Here is the question I’m asking myself: Are my actions showing a joy in knowledge and wisdom this week?