Monday, June 17, 2013

June 17 – Proverbs 25-26

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Proverbs 25-26. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

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Balance … Do you have it in your life? Look at a few of today’s proverbs again … “Do you like honey? Do not eat too much, or it will make you sick! Don’t visit your neighbors too often, or you will wear out your welcome.” (Proverbs 25:16-17 NLT) Honey is amazing. Spending time with friends and neighbors can be a wonderful blessing to life. God gave us honey to sweeten our food to provide pleasure. God gave friends and neighbors to do life with. God did not create us to not enjoy life. Pleasure is certainly a part of his creation.

However all of that must be measured with balance. Too much of a good thing might just turn to a bad thing. Ever spent a day eating too many sweets? The feeling at the end of the day is not a pleasant one. Ever have that pesky neighbor who always wants to talk? Ever spent a ton of time with friends and family around the Christmas holiday season and realize at the end of it you need some time alone? Balance is crucial to enjoying the pleasures of this life.

Balance is not just for the pleasures. Balance is for so many other areas of life as well. Find balance and you may just find the true pleasure God created for your life.

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