The meal was over. It was a buffet with each dish as delicious as the first. You selected each addition to your plate because they were your favorites. And you ate until you were, well, stuffed. But then came dessert. It looked great, but the bottom line was that you could not eat even one more bite. At that point, even something sweet couldn’t temp you.
But then there were those times when you hadn’t eaten for many hours. You came in and wondered what was in the fridge that you could grab quickly. Leftovers…and it wasn’t that great the first time it was served. But your stomach was crying out to be fed so you opened it and even took a bite before you microwaved it. You said to yourself, “I don’t think I like this, but it’s food and I’m starving.”
Chances are we’ve experienced both situations. We have eaten until we knew we ate too much, and we’ve been so hungry we’d eat almost anything. Solomon addressed both.
“One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home. Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.” Proverbs 27:7-10
So much wisdom in a few words!
Lord, help us to heed the wisdom of Proverbs. Help us to live our lives so they line up with Your Word.