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Song of Solomon 4-5, Galatians 3 Key Verse: Song of Solomon 4:11
Try to go a day without any sugar. That might be close to impossible! There is sugar or a
sweetener of some form in many of the things we eat. Read the labels and you may be amazed.
Since that first suggestion is probably impossible, spend one day noticing the sweets you eat.
Perhaps at some point in the day you’ll get one of those “cravings,” maybe even while just
reading about sweets.
Let’s face it—we enjoy the sweet treats, pieces of chocolate, mints, candies, as well as the
spoonfuls of sugar we ladle into coffee or tea. Sweet is nice.
With that in mind read again these words: “Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my
bride; milk and honey are under your tongue” (4:11). Here the “Lover” of Song of Solomon
compares the words of his bride with the sweetness of the honeycomb. She must have been an
expert at sweet talk!
Too often we are better at sounding sour than sweet. Sour words come more naturally. Yet we all
like to hear the sweet words, the words that encourage, build up, motivate, calm and lift up our
souls. Like the taste of a special piece of candy, the words of others can be sweetness to our
Now, knowing how much you appreciate the kind words of others, consider your own words.
Are they sweet or sour?
Would you be described as one whose lips “drop sweetness as the honeycomb’? Think as you
speak today.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett

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