(Proverbs 24:13 KJV) My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Do you allow yourself to enjoy the “good” (2896a) things of life? There is so much to enjoy. I write from the comfort and plenty of middle class America so it should be obvious to those in similar situations. I also believe that depression era Americans had much “honey” to enjoy. I believe that people in developing countries have access to much that is good. It is okay to enjoy those things.
As I write, Christmas Day is approaching. Do you have reservations about the pagan roots of the holiday and the materialism of the season? Rejoice in your discernment but allow that discernment to separate the baby from the bathwater. Dry off the baby and help it to grow. Think of the times you have been walking in a mall and heard a Christmas Carol that has wound its way through the PC police and declares “No more let sin and sorrow grow, nor thorns infest the ground.” Enjoy the public school “holiday program” where the choir inadvertently sings, “Son of God, Love’s pure light.”
Sometimes it takes a bit of discernment to know what is good. Sometimes it takes a willingness to understand that some things are not good. Someone once said that the good is the enemy of the best. In our case they should be the same.
So? Merry Christmas. Joyful Incarnation. Awesome Advent. Or, just blessings on another day filled with God’s goodness.