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, March 23, 2022

Too Much

(Pro 23:21 KJV)  For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

We do not have two polarities mentioned here.  We have two extremes, at the same end.  I think the KJV gets the award for direct language.  It mentions “drunkards” (heavy drinkers NASB) (5433a) and “gluttons” (2151b).  We are talking about behavior that is clearly sinful.  For those of us who pig out at pot lucks and look down our noses at the local bar, there is something here to pay attention to.

Sin is usually involved with two perversions of a blessing God has given.  One twist is the wrong time and the wrong place.  Think of adultery.  The other is a lack of moderation.  That is the focus here.  If we had to follow this months idea of evil and righteousness then we would be forced to face the principle that a lack of moderation is sin.

So?  I don’t drink.  I am a glutton.  My concern about watching what I eat is three fold:  Lose weight, fight diabetes, avoid sin.  Three good reasons not to eat the entire box of Cheez-Its. 

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