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.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A Legacy of Feasting

(Pro 25:16 KJV)  Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

I would guess that many people will not have any “honey” (1706) on the table for Thanksgiving.  There will be a lot of other things though.  There will be nay-sayers who will lament the gluttony of the Thanksgiving meal.  There are constant debates about whether the day started with the Pilgrims.  There is a lot of confusion in our country about whom we are thanking.  All well and good but remember that feasting and celebration are part of our heritage.  I just read about how Solomon dedicating the temple.

(2Ch 7:5 KJV)  And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
Then it goes on to talk about the singing and music.  Some people don’t understand the festivities here.  The animals were sacrificed to God but there was no “waste” involved.  A little further down we read,
(2Ch 7:9 KJV)  And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
They feasted for seven days on the meat that was produced.  Keep in mind that most, if not all of Israel was gathered for this event so there might not have been enough steak to go around for everyone.

So?  They celebrated with music and lots of food.  Enjoy the day as we unite in an emphasis on our thanks to God for His bounty.  And remember the frosting on the cake:  After dinner you can put on the Christmas music.

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