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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing and acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Two Truths we can learn from Jesus' conversations with dads: 1. Your family's salvation is top priority for God. 2. Your belief has a huge impact on your kid's belief.
On the surface, Solomon simply provides some sage advice about honey that one may happen upon unexpectedly. If you eat too much of it all at once, you'll get sick. So, enjoy your honey, but know your limits. Of course, by Solomon's time, honey had become a stock image for anything that was good and pleasurable. Thus, we might rephrase this proverb, as follows: The pleasures of this life should be enjoyed in moderation, because too much of a good pleasure leads to bad consequences. This principle is applied elsewhere in Scripture with respect to other good gifts from the Lord, including friendship, wine and food, work and wealth, family, and sleep. Yet, we must be careful to recognize that this proverbs is not teaching, "Everything in moderation." Indeed, the Scriptures point to some things (e.g. sin) that should be avoided altogether, while other things (e.g. loving the Lord and others) that should be done in excess. However, with respect to the pleasures of this life, the exhortation of this proverb is clear. Keep pleasures in their place. Enjoy them, but don't overindulge or overpursue. Instead, we find elsewhere in Scripture, that we must keep the Lord and His Kingdom as the main thing. When we do that, we will enjoy the pleasures of this life as they were meant to be enjoyed. We will even find that the pleasures of this life can become arenas and vehicles for carrying out the mission to which we are called.