Across the Preacher’s Desk: “Take A Little Honey”

October 28, 2021 - Do you remember hearing that old saying, “you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar?” It is something we have heard all of our lives.

If you turn to the book of Genesis, when Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to buy food, they took a lot of gifts, balm, spices, myrrh, nuts, almost are all mentioned and Genesis 43:11 says “a little honey.”

We have all known folks with a lot of ability, a lot of intelligence, but there was no honey in their lives, no sweetness, no joy.

Jesus came so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. Jesus brings sweetness into our lives. Paul would write, “be ye kind one to another.” (Ephesians 4:32) Truth be told, most of us have not committed unkind acts deliberately. Yet, how often are we guilty of unintentional unkindness? How often do we forget to speak a word of encouragement? How many times have we failed to weigh our words before they left our lips?

Kindness should be a positive force in our lives. We should look for opportunities to be kind to one another, to spread joy, to show people Jesus Christ living in our lives.

As Jacob told his sons on their journey to Egypt, “take a little honey” so we too should take a little with us every day of our live.

It’s something to think about… tbp

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