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.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Litany of Excess

(Pro 23:29 KJV)  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

This chapter has a lot of concern for excess.  At the beginning there are too different warnings about eating with abandon.  Then it follows up with several different approaches to alcohol abuse.  It also mentions adultery.  

Have you ever noticed that there are no cautions against being to holy or upright.  The idea that prudence has a downside is not found in the Bible.  We don’t seem to err in that direction.  What a pity.

So?  Practice the deeds of righteousness.  Don’t do it so you can look down on others but so that you can develop a resistance to the constant temptations to excess and thus sin.  That reminds me of the el pastor burrito I had yesterday.  Surely there was a choice that was more moderate. 

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