By Katelyn S. Bolds, Staff Member
“If you find honey, eat just enough—too much of it, and you will vomit.” –Proverbs 25:16 (NIV)
The Bible is full of great advice. In fact, many of the laws of the Old Testament on food kept the Israelites from consuming something that would harm them. But this Bible verse stands out, because it calls attention to the temptation of excess.
Honey is good and healthy, but eating it in large quantities is not. Plus, in beekeeping, if you leave the honeycomb intact, the bees will continue to make more. If you find honey and take all of it, you will be robbing yourself of the pleasures of having it later.
Our culture loves excess. Free refills anyone? If something is good, a lot of that something is better. But what we don’t realize is that we may be stealing from our future. We are called to glorify God in all we do, including what we do with our bodies. Eating or drinking in excess can permanently harm our bodies. Ask yourself if you are living a balanced life and glorifying God with what you do.
Prayer: Dear God, show me how to live a balanced life. Give me the willpower to say no to excess and the foresight to control my actions. Amen.