I have a special affinity for bees and honey. My dad kept a hive when I was little and sold his honey locally. My gardening table area in the garage is a tribute to those years. I have parts of the wood hive that I’m using for shelves. On the shelves I have his smoker, a jar with a honey label with his name on it, and other various and sundry bee-related paraphernalia of his and things I’ve collected over the last4 years.
When I made this blog, I looked for a background that would be appropriate and I finally found it. I thought it was a fun idea to add a background that included bees, yet looked almost like scrapbook paper. I found this free background on the internet and uploaded it to my blog. The three bees are a reference to my dad, but also coincidentally represent the Trinity and the Word of God.
Psalm 119:103 says: “How sweet are thy words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”Psalm 19:9-10…the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
But it is also a reminder to mind my tongue
The wise of heart is called a man of discernment, and pleasant speech increases persuasiveness. Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it, but folly is the chastisement of fools. The mind of the wise makes his speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. A worker’s appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on. A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. A perverse man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. ~ Proverbs 16:21-28
How often does our tongue – through our own words – become an instrument of evil. It is so easy to fall into gossip, criticism, blame, . . . and other speech that stings others and makes us less holy. At such times, our actions do not reflect the Word of God which is always sweet. Although I haven’t put the story of my dad’s bee-keeping in a faithbook, it lends to the medium. I just had to share the story about how I found my blog background and its significance.