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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Picking Your Antidotes

(Pro 23:20 KJV) Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

At heart this is a call to moderation but keep in mind that some things are better avoided.  Since I have more trouble with food, let me talk about gluttony and moderation in eating.  With all the references to feasting and the good foods of life we need to understand we are not called to eat nothing but unsweetened oatmeal and brown rice.  We are to eat and enjoy.  At the same time we are not to be gluttons.

With alcohol you can do a total abstinence routine and suffer no complications.  While Timothy was told to take some wine for his “infirmities”,

(1Ti 5:23 KJV) Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
an honest person will admit that our water is clean and we have lots of medications available.  Food is not so simple.  We must eat and because of that we are to enjoy what we consume.  I find that some foods I cannot be moderate on.  If I go to a pizza buffet they will need to haul me out on a dolly.  I love pizza but it doesn’t have an “enough” switch.  On the other hand, I used to have a restaurant that had a vegetable soup that satisfied me.  For me the sin would be going to the pizza place.  It would make it impossible to control.

So?  Pick your poison and pick your antidote.  God have us minds and the free will to make decisions.  Use them wisely. 

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