(Proverbs 27:7 KJV) The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Three out of the last four chapters have referred to “honey” (5317). The approach has been varied. It is good to eat. You can eat too much. You can get to where it does not appeal to you. I have been going figurative and looking at honey as the good things in life. Here we are warned that we can have so much that we are no longer drawn to the good things. We already looked at moderation and balance. Here the idea is focus and priorities.
What kind of things can bring me to the point where the honey of life no longer appeals? I have a lot of unread books on my shelf. I am part way through many of them. They range from ancient philosophy to modern politics. It would be good to get to reading them but I find that the science fiction and mysteries call so loud that the others have a muted appeal.
So? Maybe the only way I can get back to enjoying the really good things is to deny myself some of the distractions that are so easy to “eat”.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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