Honey… Where yet again science proves the Bible
He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right. Isaiah 7:15
“HONEY” WE CAN STILL LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM DR. GOD
For years I have read Proverbs 16:24 and been under the impression that honey must be good for you. “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” But it wasn’t until today that I put two and two together to understand just how good honey AND the Bible must be for you. So good… I think we should read it again,
“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
There are a couple of things going on in this scripture that deserve hi-lighting. First, pleasant words are sweet to the soul (not just to our egos) and pleasant words are health to our bones (which proves that “sticks and stones may hurt my bones- but words will never hurt me” to not just being non-biblical, but untrue). Secondly, this scripture shows us that honeycomb according to the Bible, is not only sweet to the taste- it too must also be good for the bones.
Early this morning I woke up and my first thoughts were about honey and it’s nutritional facts -I am not a nutritionist- so to wake up thinking of the nutritional facts of honey was an odd thing to wake up at 3AM thinking about! (Might even be odd for the nutritionist!) I decided to get working, and to process in my own mind honey and its healthful facts- not just to appease the early morning wake up call- but to go further into the Word of God and see if I could prove YET AGAIN that the Bible IS INFACT God’s Word to man and intended to be our manual for success!
HOW HONEY PROVES GOD’S WORD TO BE TRUE
As you can see, according to the nutritional facts mentioned in the photo- honey is extremely high (per 1 cup) in potassium, calcium and fluoride. When you take into consideration that at the time Proverbs was written the Bible was the only medical journal to date, if it says “honey is good for the bones” believers of God’s Word would have eaten honey for the bones just like medicine. Now thanks to modern science, we have scientific PROOF that not only is honey packed with potassium (176 mg), it is also packed with calcium (20.3 mg), and with fluoride (23.7 mcg) as well!
Potassium: An essential element of life
“Potassium is secreted twice and reabsorbed three times before the urine reaches the collecting tubules. At that point, it usually has about the same potassium concentration as plasma. If potassium were removed from the diet, there would remain a minimum obligatory kidney excretion of about 200 mg per day when the serum declines to 3.0–3.5 milliequivalents per liter in about one week, and can never be cut off completely. Because it cannot be cut off completely, death will result when the whole body potassium declines to the vicinity of one-half full capacity. At the end of the processing, potassium is secreted one more time if the serum levels are too high.” – Wright FS, Squires RD (Isn’t it cool how even at the END of life, if no potassium is present… the body will MAKE it- ONE LAST TIME- just in the HOPES that you will be able to gain a new source of it?! Wow GOD!)
Fluoride: Used in treating osteoporosis
“In the higher doses [fluoride] is used to treat osteoporosis, sodium fluoride can cause pain in the legs and incomplete stress fractures when the doses are too high; it also irritates the stomach, sometimes so severely as to cause ulcers. Slow-release and enteric-coated versions of sodium fluoride do not have gastric side effects in any significant way, and have milder and less frequent complications in the bones.In the lower doses used for water fluoridation, the only clear adverse effect is dental fluorosis, which can alter the appearance of children’s teeth during tooth development; this is mostly mild and is unlikely to represent any real effect on aesthetic appearance or on public health.” – National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) (Large doses of fluoride are used to treat bone sicknesses, but too much of a good thing can make the body sick. How much honey do we need to consume? Not much, just small doses… hmm, sounds about right!)
Calcium: Not just good for bones it has been used to repair them
“Literature dating back to 975 AD notes that plaster of paris (calcium sulfate), is useful for setting broken bones. It was not isolated until 1808 in England when Sir Humphry Davy electrolyzed a mixture of lime and mercuric oxide. Davy was trying to isolate calcium; when he heard that Swedish chemist Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Pontin prepared calcium amalgam by electrolyzing lime in mercury, he tried it himself. He worked with electrolysis throughout his life and also discovered/isolated sodium, potassium, magnesium, boron and barium. Calcium metal was not available in large scale until the beginning of the 20th century.” (WOW! Plaster of paris was made of calcium sulfate- not only is it good inside our bones, it is so strong it was used to knit bones together!)
“Approximately 99 percent of the body’s calcium is stored in the bones and teeth. The rest of the calcium in the body has other important uses, such as some exocytosis, especially neurotransmitter release, and muscle contraction. In the electrical conduction system of the heart, calcium replaces sodium as the mineral that depolarizes the cell, proliferating the action potential. In cardiac muscle, sodium influx commences an action potential, but during potassium efflux, the cardiac myocyte experiences calcium influx, prolonging the action potential and creating a plateau phase of dynamic equilibrium. Long-term calcium deficiency can lead to rickets and poor blood clotting and in case of a menopausal woman, it can lead to osteoporosis, in which the bone deteriorates and there is an increased risk of fractures.” – Washington DC: The National Academies Press (Not only is calcium good for the bones… it is good for the heart and mind as well- who knew?! GOD that’s who!)
Potassium, fluoride, calcium… oh my! What busy bees!
THE BIBLE: WHAT A SCIENCE LESSON!
It is always amazing to me, how God uses His Word to prove Himself to us. As if we needed proof! For thousands of years we have known that honey was good for our bones, and yet in society unless a “Doctor of Medicine” insists a thing to be true- we tend to not believe it! Makes me wonder… “What came first, the Dr. or God?” Dr. God… that’s who!
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”- Albert Einstein.
Science and God go hand in hand and people who choose to become students of the Bible have learned that the Bible continuously instructs us to do things that are good for our health. In Leviticus, the Bible instructs us to wash our hands before we eat. In Genesis, it instructs us that man was initially designed to eat plants and vegetables as a primary dietary source. In the New Testament, it instructs us to pray and repeatedly cleanse our minds. The list goes on and on! Not only does the Bible educate us on the spiritual level… it shows us HOW we ought to live… literally!
“And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land,
[even] a land that floweth with milk and honey.” Deut 26:9
GOD DESIRES YOUR HEALTH
What do we know of God and His promises to His people? That He always wants what is best for us. He didn’t just give the Israelites a place to live, He gave them a land FLOWING with “milk and honey”. This meant that to God’s people He was giving them a place to live that was FULL of ongoing health and healing; spirit, mind, body and soul!
- And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk [that] they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land. Isaiah 7:22
- And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites–a land flowing with milk and honey. Exodus 3:17
- Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you. Deut. 27:3
This study was a fun one for me. I love the way that God continues to use science to prove to us that His Word is true. That He is not only Omnipotent (having unlimited power) but He is also Omnipresent (the same today, tomorrow and yesterday a NOW God). For thousands of years God has had revealed to us -IN HIS WORD- that honey is good for us specifically for our bone heath, and for thousands of years God has used science to prove the infallible Word of God, time and time again. My question today is… why WOULDN’T one choose to read it?
My God bless you my friends as you go about your day today spreading the honey of His Word, may He fully equip you as busy bees with the ability to do His work as He has sent you to do it!
“Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.” Ezekiel 3:3
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