Apostle Grace Lubega
Judges 14:18 (KJV), And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down,What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
The context of our theme scripture is that Samson told a riddle to the men of Timnath and promised that if they could unravel it within seven days of the feast, he would give to them thirty sheets and thirty change of garments but if they were to fail to declare it, they would give to him the thirty sheets and thirty change of garments (Judges 14:12-14).
This was the riddle: Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness (Judges 14:14).
When they could not for three days solve the riddle, they threatened his wife until she pressed him for an answer, which answer she eventually revealed to them (Judges 14:15-17).
Look at this story in the context of Christ and the Church. Paul says, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:31-32).
This story reminds us that the wisdom of Christ (husband) can only be revealed through the church (the wife).
Further more, the riddle was about honey. Honey represents the Word of God. (Psalms 119:103).
It means that out of you flow the riches of the Wisdom of God from His Word.
Which is why you are a steward of the mysteries of the kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:1); why you are qualified to even teach this wisdom to principalities (Ephesians 3:10).
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, Ephesians 3:10
The wisdom of Christ (husband) can only be revealed through the church (the wife).
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word. It is as honey to my lips and the treasure of wisdom. This wisdom can never be accessed by they of this world. It can only come out of me. By this understanding, out of me flow ideas that change the
world and amaze the greatest minds the world has ever known. In Jesus’ name.