Leviticus 10, Psalms 11-12, Proverbs 25, 1 Thess. 3

If you find honey, eat just enough– too much of it, and you will vomit.   ~Proverbs 25:16

Short and, uh sweet.  In his wisdom, Solomon had a profound reason for using honey for this graphic illustration:  Cadbury eggs and chocolate bunnies were not invented yet!

I often eat too much.  Sometimes it’s nerves and sometimes it’s just boredom.  If there are sweets in the house, I will find and devour them.  And I seem powerless to solve the problem myself. 

With other struggles, I have found that the humility in admitting my weakness leaves me open to the help of God and godly people.  This, in turn, has led to victory.  I am coming to the conclusion that eating too much is one area where what I crave is help.

Honey (no pun intended),

If you are reading this, please move the Easter baskets from on top of the refrigerator.  The little ones might not be able to reach them, but I can.

Greg (gmd40187)

4 Comments

Filed under M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, Old Testament, Proverbs

4 responses to “Leviticus 10, Psalms 11-12, Proverbs 25, 1 Thess. 3

  1. christiancourier517

    Practical and witty. This made my morning already 🙂

  2. I have this problem too, but I don’t have any children to help me chase off the calories.

  3. And that is exactly why we did not bring any sweets into the house this Easter. We figured salvation was sweet enough. 😉

    But really…
    when I read this verse it cautions me about “too much of a good thing” might not be such a good thing. [Everything in Moderation]

    Example: Cutting sugar completely out of your diet and substituting “honey” for a sweetener… even too much honey can make you fluffy!
    Look at Pooh.

  4. johnd7264

    Greg, this posting was priceless! I loved it! Your note to your wife cracked me up! I also loved you comment, “In his wisdom, Solomon had a profound reason for using honey for this graphic illustration: Cadbury eggs and chocolate bunnies were not invented yet!”

    Thanks so much for being a contributor to 66books this year. I really enjoy reading your posts so much!

    John

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