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.

Friday, March 25, 2022

The Moderation Gene

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

Moderation again.  Don’t you get tired of moderation?  I have a can of peanuts.  I don’t dare open it because if I do I will eat way too much.  Now I probably would not eat enough to “vomit” (7006a) but I would certainly eat more than is moderate.  This verse assumes that some people will eat too much and others would restrain themselves.  It isn’t fair because some people do not have the glutton gene.  You have seem people eat half a cookie and leave the rest.  I don’t understand it.

I wish I had the moderation gene.  It would make life so much easier.  The reality is that I don’t when it comes to food.  That is where discipline comes in.  

So?  We are expected to learn moderation if it does not come naturally.  It is part of the package just like telling the truth may not come naturally to some.  Here the issue is vomiting.  Other places it talks about becoming so full that we lose our ability to respond.  Either way, moderation is the road we are expected to follow. 

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