How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

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How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

Some people have spent years trying to figure out what honey was a symbol of

They may have finally concluded it is a symbol for pleasure

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

The bible says if you eat too much honey you will vomit which is true about neatly anything

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

Some think the meaning is that if you experience too much pleasure - you will suffer hardship and difficulty that far exceeds the pleasure you received which makes no sense. The only way it would make sense would be in reference to the pursuit of pleasure while neglecting one's work such as mentioned in various proverbs like

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

Proverbs 10:5
5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

Or

Proverbs 20:4
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4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

Or

Proverbs 10:4
4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

Yes It talks about God bringing you into a land of milk and honey and yes meaning you will live a life where you are able to experience both pleasure and nourishment

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

And yes it also says "the lips of an adulteress drip honey meaning the adulteress flatters you and yet in the end she is as bitter as gall", yes this means the pain she causes you will be sharper than a double edged sword either through hell or through you getting a disease or through you being cheated on or abandoned in old age but this is just reference to avoiding promiscuous women who cheat on their husband or to avoid marrying one because as mentioned in modern terms no matter how good the sex is, no matter how hot she is, no matter how much you love her all she will give you is hurt, humiliation, betrayal and will leave you for someone else at the first opportunity for someone better or in hard times. This is as true now as it was then, its really more like advice and a warning than anything to do with honey, which is why I always recommend If you are afraid of getting a rotten apple from the grocer then pick one fresh off the tree, by marrying a younger virginial Christian. It only references the sweetness of being in love much like how we mention sugar these days, sugar not being known until the age of exploration.

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk

Here is what honey in the bible is about.
When God spoke to Moses at the burning bush, He informed him that He would redeem the Israelites and bring them to a "good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey..." Honey here (and elsewhere in the Scriptures) is generally understood to be a reference to fruit nectar, specifically date honey—not bees' honey.
Nachmanides writes that the key word in the verse is "flowing." Fruit trees grow in many different terrains, but their produce overflow with nectar only when the land is especially fertile, when the trees are particularly well-nourished.
Similarly, livestock survives in many habitats, but only overflow with milk when they are in particularly fertile pastures.
Thus, a "land flowing with milk and honey" is indicative and symptomatic of a greater good the fertility of the Promised Land.
The Midrash explains that milk symbolizes superior quality, richness of taste, and nourishment. Honey represents sweetness. The goodness of Israel is both nourishing and pleasant.
Some point out that honey and milk share a paradoxical quality. Honey is kosher, though it is produced by a non-kosher insect. Milk is kosher, though it comes from a cow whose meat may not be eaten together with milk.
The goodness of Israel will often times come from places where it is least expected.

How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk
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  • Archerer
    No, honey is just drugs, they used to spike their honey with shrooms and weed and get high, that is how the entirety of Christianity was created. Drink the blood of Christ (spiked wine) they'd push THC smoke on everyone in the isles, the body of Christ had shrooms in it, everyone just got fucked up and said it was a religious experience.

    A talking burning bush? Come on, it was obviously just a hallucination from being fucked up on drugs. A talking snake, angels, virgin birth? Mary just got fucked up and forgot the night she had, probably an orgy involving many men.

    It is so obvious if you just think for a second. What's more likely, some people got high and saw some shit (happens every day everywhere for tens of thousands of years, explains why religions exist all over the world but are all different). Or out of 3000+ religions, only your is true, and Satan came to earth millennia before Adam and eve and implanted fake religions around the world, apparently before the bible even claims humans exist. It is so retarded. The brainwashing and indoctrination is unreal.

    Want to get closer to god? Drop some LSD, everyone has the same experience. No doubt thousands of years ago doing that shit would make you believe. But it is just a chemical.
    Is this still revelant?
  • LEADFOOTboi
    excuse me... wtf is going on with the underage marriage pictures in this post? that's abhorrant... How I understand the honey in the bible - Real Christian talk
    Is this still revelant?
    • What underage girls?

    • Q - Q Mr. Clarence... look at the photograph

    • He's a pedo priest, probably thats why.

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  • I didn't bother reading past the 2nd sentence but Im getting serious pedo vibes , those girls look hella young
    Is this still revelant?
  • supercutebutt
    Are you implying that if you eat too much child sniz you will throw up? How would you know this?
    Is this still revelant?

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  • MrKinktastic
    I think it’s probably used as a symbol for more than one thing given the bible has multiple authors. But generally it seems to be used to show something is sweet, as in desireable. So the land of milk and honey would be the desired land with plentiful food basically, aka the promised land. A whore with honey sweet lips is of course a dangerous temptress in that context.
  • Berethor
    Yea never trust a slut, sluts are highly likely to cheat, there is a lot of slutty women nowadays.

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MadonnaWhoreComplex
  • Reaperbot666
    modern hookup culture is ruining the over all family unit. since a lower sexual partner history. is always good when looking for a life partner. so ideally a count of zero is the overall best option. if your goal is to bond to someone for life. but most people tend to have a few former partners. which is why I out once I find how their number is higher then my own.
    • typo *which is why I bail out of a relationship. once I find out their history is longer then my own*

    • also why I don't engage in hookup culture. rather date s girl exclusively for a while. before we get around to having sex.

  • Massageman
    Great points and research. Milk and honey - just one of the hundreds of analogies in the Bible. Never really focused that much on Prov 25:16, but when you think about it, it's reflected in the following - - - - - - Too much of good thing is no longer good. Moderation in all things.
    Thanks for posting!
  • Tamera952
    The honey? ... didn't know that was such a mystery or conundrum.
  • Interesting! Unfortunately, I've never quite given this topic much research, so I can't offer an analysis worthy of anything.
  • LEYvh
    To my interpretation, it symbolizes moderation and the need for it in a healthy lifestyle.
  • tHISpLACEiSbONKERZ
    LMAO.. why TF did you follow me?, god isn't real, neither are your interpretations of the fairy tales about him..
  • Gedaria
    Sounds ok, but the milk. Is either sheep or goat.
    Israelites or Jews did use cows for milk...
  • garrysingh638
    honey means pure sugar into natural juice
  • Jack9949
    I didn’t know the UK still had Christians. ❤️❤️
  • KrakenAttackin
    Great post.
  • Tstrbrainer
    Well, I don't care much about relationship
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