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, July 27, 2022

No Dessert Today

(Pro 27:7 KJV)  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

I am not sure who first used the phrase “you say that like it is a bad thing” but it comes to mind as I read this phrase “sated (7649) man (5315)”.  The NASB really falls down here.  The KJV is much better with “full soul”.  In both translations it seems like a negative thing but I am not so sure.  

Notice that the man with the full soul is not even interested in the honey.  He has what he needs.  There is a time for honey and a time for no honey.  This is the kind of satisfaction that you feel after a great meal when the waitress comes up and says, “Got room for dessert, Honey?”  (When they start to call you “Honey” you know you are getting old.)  The one who is full will reply, “No, I don’t have any room.”  You could probably eat it.  It might look good.  The desire is tamped down so you are not tempted.

So?  I think that point for us is to make sure that we have a steady diet of the word and the presence of God so that the things life throws at us are on a level we can say “no” to. 

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