(Proverbs 25:16 KJV) Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
The Rolling Stones recorded a hit called “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”. I don’t know many of the words but that part I remember. It is almost like they were reading Proverbs. To return the favor I read the lyrics I found on the internet. Those words simply reinforced my thought. The Stones go through a list of promises that life gives us about what will bring us that sense of satisfaction. None do the job.
There are two words that are necessary to find the answer to the question that the Rolling Stones never did get around to asking. The first is “sufficient” (what you need NASB) (1767) and the second is “filled” (have it in excess NASB) (7646). The promise of satisfaction is fulfilled by knowing what we need and stopping when we reach that point. It is a hard lesson to learn. I struggle with it on food. Some might fight it with money. Some might be collectors of hub caps.
So? Life would have so much more joy if we would admit we know when to stop and act on that knowledge. Maybe my problem is the internet. Time for serious thinking.