1 Samuel 14:26-27
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth for the people feared the oath. But Jonathan had not heard when his father had put the people under oath. Therefore, he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand to his mouth and his eyes brightened.
The men of Israel were hard-pressed, distressed and oppressed, weary, hungry, and weak; for King Saul had put the people under oath, cursing anyone who eats food before evening until he had avenged himself on his enemies.
But when they entered the forest, honey was dripping everywhere. No one dared touch it - except Jonathan, Saul's son, who hadn't heard the order.
Oh how tired, weak, hungry, and blurry-eyed Jonathan was! And behold, there it was, honey everywhere! He must've thought, 'Ah, Lord, how good You are to me, providing me 'daily sustenance' for this weary warrior. Thank You Lord for providing for my needs.'
He took his staff, dipped it in a 'bit o honey' and ate. So Jonathan tasted, and his eyes brightened! He could see clearly now, the fog had lifted, his strength returned. He felt good, strong, and was ready to keep going!
Oh how much more will our spiritual eyes be brightened, our countenance changed, our inner man strengthened when we partake of 'our daily bread' - the Word of God. Our spirit will be revived, refreshed, and illuminated by the presence and power of God through that devotional time at His feet and in His Word!
Reading the Bible every day and spending time with the Savior is of utmost importance in my walk with Him. Gleaning for myself the precious words God will speak to me through my reading, journaling, and meditations of Him, will renew and revitalize me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Other readings are good, but will not do for me what God's Word will do for my growth and well-being.
O taste and see that the Lord is good! How sweet are Your words to my taste. Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb! Father, thank You for daily bread and the sweetness of Your Word to my soul! You strengthen me, and brighten my eyes with the 'bit o honey' of Your Word. I can see and think more clearly when I look to You and draw my sustenance from Your Word. I love You Lord. I love Your Word. In Jesus Name, A-men.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.