In my on-going attempts to put a little variety into my diet — limited now because of a gluten allergy — I came across a container of honey in our pantry.
It had probably been there five years or more. Bleh.
But then I remembered: honey is one food that does not spoil. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, frozen, or even freeze dried. It can stay in the pantry and it will not go bad.
I believe that’s why the inspired author of Psalm 119 put it this way in speaking of the word of God:
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth! (119:103)
The word of God revealed in Scripture — in all of its marvelous complexity and uncomfortable simplicity — does not spoil. It does not go bad. Its applications, challenges, and comforts are as fresh today as in ancient times.
My breakfast? I used the honey, of course. Sweet to the taste and, thankfully, good for my stomach.