As I was reading in Proverbs a few days ago, I came across a passage that I want to be my theme for the year.
(Proverbs 30:7-9 NAS77) Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.The Bible teaches balance in so many areas of life. Here is it summed up in “Give me neither poverty nor riches.”
It is so easy to live in extremes. That is why I think it is easier to be a recovering alcoholic than to be a recovering glutton. You can live without alcohol. You cannot live without food. With alcohol it is total. You always say “No.” With food it is a matter of knowing when to stop. In politics it is easy to take an extreme stand. On occasion that is warranted. Often it is not.
So my goal for the year is to be extreme in my obedience to the Living God and use that obedience to give me balance in other areas.
Have a happy, blessed and balanced New Year.
homo unius libri