Hunger for Growth
The path to spiritual growth leads straight through hard things. Look at this passage in today’s reading (Proverbs 25-27):
5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. 7 One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet. Proverbs 25:5-7 ESV
What hard thing do you need to do today? Maybe it is to rebuke a friend. Or do you need to be more receptive and grateful for a friend who seems to be wounding you. A hungry person will eat the bitter thing and be nourished by it.
Hard things bring growth if you are hungry to grow. Stay hungry, my friend.
[For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].