My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Honey is used here as a symbol of wisdom. Both honey and the honeycomb are beneficial and sweet to the taste. The knowledge of wisdom is a great benefit to our soul. The one who finds wisdom is assured of a bright future and the realization of all of their hopes.