Have You Found Honey? (Notes on Proverbs)

My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs

The following is an excerpt from the book, My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs.

Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, that you not have it in excess and vomit it” (25:16). Self-control is not only necessary in order to refrain from doing things that are wrong. It is also necessary to control our use of those things which are good. It is true that one can have too much of a good thing. Honey is good. In describing the great blessings of the promised land, the Lord called it “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8). But even though it was one of the good things of the land, Solomon says, “It is not good to eat much honey” (25:27). We sometimes hear the phrase, “everything in moderation.” Of course, this would not apply to things that are sinful in themselves. But of those things that are good, we must exercise self-control so that we do not overuse or abuse the good things with which God has blessed us.

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