“Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!… It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.”
Proverbs 25:16,27 NLT
There are 61 references to honey in the Bible. Honey is often referenced in relationship to God’s provision and abundance.
“But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.”
Psalms 81:16 NLT
“I have promised to rescue you from your oppression in Egypt. I will lead you to a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live.”’
Exodus 3:17 NLT
God has created bees to make honey and made us so that we would enjoy it. A little bit of honey is not only pleasant to taste, but they are finding that, it also has therapeutic value. So, if a little bit is good, a lot must be better, right? No not according to Proverbs: It’s not good to eat too much honey.
Honey is to be enjoyed, but moderation is key. The principle applies not only to honey but to anything. We can enjoy good things, but the moment it becomes a motivated desire or a driving force in our lives we need to take heed. Paul warned us that we should not be mastered by anything:
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV
Don’t be mastered by anything, whether it be honey, coffee, carbs, or drink. There are good things to enjoy but lousy things to be mastered by.
This week ask the Lord to reveal anything in Your life that has gone from being a pleasure into a master. Then ask Him to help you release the hold that it has on you.
In His Hands,