Pro 27:7 When you are full, you will not even eat honey. When you are hungry, even something bitter tastes sweet
Every time I go to Chili’s, I order a large entrée and the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert. After my huge meal, even chocolate chip cookies look disgusting to me. Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. I love love love chocolate chip cookies.
If my husband and I have plans to eat at IHOP for lunch, we skip breakfast. I get so hungry that dry saltine crackers look delicious.
When I read Proberbs 27:7 I was like duhhhh. “What wisdom do you have oh King Solomon.” But I knew God had purpose with this verse.
I was once blessed to be able to listen to podcasts at work. One day, I went through 6 hours of sermons that I felt like a cup overflowing with water. I felt so spiritually full that if someone tried to serve me a spoonful of sugar coated scripture, I’d reject it. I didn’t need it. I didn’t want it. I was so full that even the sweetest most useful words that def could have justified my misdeeds, sins and bad ideas couldn’t alter what God was trying to change in my life.
I too have experienced spiritual starvation when the dumbest Instagram quote spoke to my ego and I mistook it for a “message from God”. Or taking advice from a friend who is spiteful and bitter the majority of their life.
Like the scripture says, “even something bitter tastes sweet”.
There is more to what meets the eye in this verse. It teaches me that a life without prayer and scripture can often lead you down the wrong paths in life.
I’d rather pray about my next productive step than to have to pray myself out of the wrong path.