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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Blessed Moderation

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

Moderation is such a pain.  It even applies to the good things of life.  Think of the promise of the “land of milk and honey”.  Here is the first time,
(Exodus 3:8 KJV)  And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Then the phrase comes up 75 more times.  Obviously this is a good thing.  Obviously this is a promise of God.  Just as obvious it can be overdone.

What kind of divine promises do we have a danger of getting fixated on?  Heaven?  Peace?  What is your favorite promise?  The land would be flowing with milk and honey but keep in mind that it was probably goat milk and people get stung by bees.

So?  Moderation and balance is Biblical, even in the blessings. 

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