“Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, Lest you be filled with it and vomit” (Proverbs 25:16 NKJV)


Solomon pondered the question, “Can you ever have too much of a good thing?”
In short, his answer was in the affirmative. He advised that you should practice moderation, eating “only as much as you need,” so that you wouldn’t make yourself sick.
But we have a problem. We’re all born with a sin nature that the Bible calls the “flesh.” The flesh always wants more. It is never satisfied. God gave Adam and Eve every tree and every fruit in the garden, but one. Yet, they had to have that one. We are their children. We eat too much, drink too much, sleep too much, spend too much, say too much… We desire too much, always to excess. We always want more.
Be warned. Our sin nature has an insatiable appetite. It always drives us to excess. What we need is a new nature, one born from above. We need a new nature that is born again by the Holy Spirit, so that we have the spiritual fruit of self-control. Then, we will be able to enjoy the good things of life… in moderation, “eating only as much as we need.”
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for Your many blessings. Help us to have self-control and to only desire our daily bread, instead of consuming next month’s. And then wondering what went wrong. Teach us to be content with what we have. And to enjoy peace without being anxious always wanting more. In Jesus’ name, amen.