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.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Goat Cheese for Breakfast

(Pro 27:27 KJV)  And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

I came across this theme a few days ago.  “Enough” (1767) is enough, right?  But do you really like “goat’s” (5795) “milk” (2461)?  How about goat cheese?   What do you do when God says, “Eat goat cheese” and you really wanted Gouda?

Sometimes it is difficult to know the line between being satisfied with things as they are and striving for something better.  Do you go for a better job?  Do you send back the spaghetti that was cold when served?  Do you go to the protest over the latest attempt to push homosexuality?  It isn’t easy living a vital Christian life.  It involves study, prayer, thinking and decisions.

So?  Understand that just because you can doesn’t mean you should.  On the other hand, just because someone says you can’t doesn’t mean you should not try.  This is where the daily walk and listening to the word are so important.  Just remember that goats don’t decide when they will be milked or what the milk is used for.  We are not domestic animals.  We are the family of God.


Ohiofarmgirl said...

nice. i have goats and i milk them. and i do love goat cheese for breakfast. but not so secretly i wish i had a cow. it would not be good for me tho - so even tho i "can" i probably "shouldnt." but i'm still happy. sometimes knowing your limits is "enough."

Pumice said...

I did not realize it had been five days since I was able to check comments. Sorry about that.

Being a city slicker I am proud of the fact that I can tell a goat from a cow. I only know it is goat cheese if I read the label very carefully. We have a Christmas ritual of trying out different cheeses and the goat cheese we have tried has been great.

Grace and peace.