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Proverbs 25:16 [NIV] If you find honey, eat just enough—too much of it, and you will vomit.

Have you found honey?   Think not only of the sweetener that bees create but consider all worldly delights. 

Wisdom and knowledge, like honey, is sweet and desirable, excellent and nourishing. If one does not take care to keep their usage within bounds and if one exceeds the appropriate capacity for the desirable thing, the effect cannot only be uncomfortable but disgusting, troublesome or unhealthy for our body, mind and spirit.  The pleasures of the world, like honey, are things that we can enjoy in moderation.  Those pleasures can refresh and restore us when experienced moderately. 

I delight in the company of friends that are close to me. One of the things that I lift from this short proverb is that that too much company might just lead to a decrease in the appreciation of the companionship that I hold dear.  Enjoy the things that bring you joy.  Be cautious not to dwell too long on them while disregarding the other, less sweet, parts of life that are needed for you to be complete in your body, your soul and your walk with God. 



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In one of today’s passages found in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2, I was impressed by the words “rebellion” and “lawlessness”.  There will be a rebellion in these Last Days like no other rebellion in world history.  Another word for rebellion is “revolt”.  One key person called the “man of lawlessness” or the “lawless one” will lead this great rebellion and even call himself “God”. 

In our American culture today you see rebellion and going against authority in many ways.  Rebelling seems part of the human D.N.A.  Verse 7 affirms that the “secret power of lawlessness is already at work”.  But God is sovereign and we are encouraged by the words “…but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.”  I am greatly encouraged by God’s sovereignty and I hope you are too.  No matter how much wickedness may increase in these Last Days, we trust in the fact that God is in control and the Day of the Lord with its great rebellion will only come in His perfect timing. 

 I also take comfort in Psalm 46:1,  which says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.”  Certainly this chapter in 2nd Thessalonians speaks of a time of trouble, but we have God’s promise that when trouble comes the Lord Himself will be our safe port in the storm and give us strength when we are weak. 


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