“Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.”
Excess can become burdensome.
If we eat too much, we will suffer the consequences.
If we overstay our welcome at a friend’s house, our relationship will suffer.
Solomon uses these two examples to bring out the Truth that we must exercise wisdom to avoid excessiveness.
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”
The Apostle Paul pinned the inspired Words of God teaching the people of the church of Ephesus how to avoid excess and instead focus on that of which they could never have too much.
It is wise to avoid excessiveness, while also realizing that there are a few Things we must seek continually.
1 Chronicles 16:11
“Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.”
There is Bread enough for us to eat and never be full.
“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
There is one Friend Who never tires of our presence.
He is never too busy for us and always welcomes us with open arms.
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Avoid excessiveness when it is wise to do so, yet never cease from seeking the Lord through His Word. We can never have too much of Him.
1 Samuel 15-16 | Romans 10 | Proverbs 7
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