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 20, 2016

Diet Bread

(Proverbs 20:17 KJV)  Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Once again the KJV has a great phrase, “The bread (3899) of deceit (8267)”.  I am always on the prowl for foods with lower calories.  There are many packages that promise and few that deliver.  One way in which they claim to be lower calorie is to reduce the portion being measured.  If four ounces is 200 calories then cut the portion to two ounces and you have a low calorie food.  Who would have guessed that thin sliced bread had fewer calories per slice than normal?

Another way is to substitute other ingredients.  You put in fillers.  You go with something with less energy in it.  When you eat it you feel good about it.  It is “sweet” (6156).  The problem is that it doesn’t last long.  Bean sprouts can look like pasta in the right light but they do nothing to keep you going during the day.

So?  There are a lot of temporary fixes in life.  At the time they may seem like a good idea but given time they are “gravel” (2687).  I find rocks hard to chew and impossible to digest.  Jesus is the bread of life.  Substitutes are nothing but substitutes. 

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