“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite” (v2)

Storing excessive fat in the body leads to being overweight or obese, which in turn leads to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, heart attack, heart failure, arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. One major cause of obesity is over-eating or gluttony. Food is good but excessive food is injurious to a good healthy life. Some people cannot stop their mouth whenever they see food. Even when their stomach is full, they still continue to eat especially when “free food” is on offer. They are simply endangering their health. The bottom line is moderation Prov 25:16 says, “Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filed therewith and vomit it. We really need restraint when it comes to the quality and quantity of food we consume.

Prov 24:13 confirms that honey is good for the body. It is a lot better than refined sugar if you are advanced in years. However, as good as honey is, it should be taken in moderation. Gluttons are their own worst enemies. In other words, exercise or restraint when you see food. Learn to eat right. Learn to fast. Sometimes, you can do a food fast that is not necessarily for spiritual blessings. Fasting is also good for the body’s cleansing and metabolism. Remember that many are in the grave today not because of any witch or wizard, but because of their appetite for food. Do not eat what will kill you. (O.H)

PRAYER LINE: Pray the Almighty God to help control your love for excessive food intake detrimental to your spiritual and physical development.


When we open our heart to the Lord He opens our eyes to the lost.


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