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.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Neither Feast nor Famine

(Proverbs 30:9 KJV)  Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

This is a prayer for moderation.  The word isn’t used but that is the idea.  Moderation is not so much a focus on the amounts but the attitudes.  The attitudes expressed are the lust for more and the pride of success.  We need a healthy attitude not starvation or satiation.

Life tends to be a pendulum.  You have heard the expression “feast or famine.”  What we need to understand is that we should live in the middle and the middle is a wide range.  It means being content but planning ahead.

Or it could be a prayer to recognize moderation when we see it.  That means getting our eye off of what others have and getting our ears away from what they say.  We need to concentrate on the levels that God teaches us.  That is a part of living and walking by faith. 

So?  God will provide.  God expects us to work and plan.  The two go together well because it demands responsible behavior and repulses frantic panic.  Rest easy while you work hard.

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