An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Enough Is Enough

(Pro 25:27 KJV)  It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

My first reading of this unconsciously inserts another word in the text.  When I read it I think “too much” instead of “much” (7235a).  This seems to be a step farther than moderation.  As legalists by nature we always want to know how much is too much.  When we know where the line is our tendency is to push right up to that point. 

Maybe I am speaking only for myself.  As a diabetic I am trying to watch what I eat.  I am counting calories.  As the day draws to a close I don’t ask myself, “Have I had enough?”  What I do is look at my tally and ask myself, “Can I have a little more?”  I have the idea that if I come in one calorie below my goal, I win.  When I started that may have been good enough but by now it is time to grow up.

So?  Do you also have areas in your life where you need to get out of legalism and into Holy Spirit sensitive control?  It might not be in your diet.  It might be TV or reading.  Give it a thought.  Enough is enough. 

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