Divine Wisdom makes me appreciate that my senses can betray me. Studying “Proverbs” helps me understand the potential power sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste have over me to endanger my spirituality. I’ve also learned that whatever “happiness” “pleasure brings…is temporary (and) at best.”
There are countless tables at which to feast…i choose wisdom’s table. A spiritual banquet that nourishes me and satisfies me. It humbles me constantly because it teaches me not to trust my own limited understanding/perception of things…Godly wisdom makes good “sense”.
Certain (mind/body) tables hold no curative value whatsoever for me (and what may ail me at the moment).
Curative Value (an important topic touching many topics, eh?) for example:
“honey is easily assimilated by the body and quickly converted into energy. It is valued for its sweetness and curative properties.” “Pleasant sayings are spiritually refreshing, just as honey is good for the body.”
Solomon says: “The discipline of the foolish ones is foolishness.” (Proverbs 16:22) They receive further discipline, often in the form of severe chastisement. The foolish may also bring upon themselves hardship, shame, disease, and even untimely death.
Pointing further to the wholesome effect that wisdom has on our speech, the king of Israel says: “Pleasant sayings are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and a healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24) As honey is sweet and provides quick refreshment to a hungry person, pleasant sayings are encouraging and refreshing. Honey also has health-giving and curative properties and is good for a person. So are pleasant sayings; they are healthful spiritually.
—Proverbs 24:13, 14. (excerpts Wisdom is For a Protection W07)