(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.