Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not a Hunger Game.

Proverbs 27:7

One who is full loathes honey,
but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

Those that are satisfied are content to turn away even from sweet things like honey for they know that more of something good may turn the present sweetness sickly.

In contrast, those that are never satisfied and discontent are eager to fill their void and indulge even in things bitter and bad and call them "good" in a last ditch effort to find any semblance of satisfaction.

You've seen the woman starved for affection invite into her world the big bad wolf because she would rather hear a little flattery than a lot of nothing. She pretends the bitter wolf is sweet because she desires so desperately to eat something (anything).

If she were full, she would recognize the bitter herb for what it was. Because she is desperate, she distorts reality intentionally and places a veil (or rose-colored glasses as it were) over her own eyes.

My children, be full in the LORD.  In fullness and contentment there is vast protection from the trappings of this life that present themselves as beautiful, though they are rotten to the core (insert word of the day "meretricious" here).  Only in the satisfaction of being filled by the Spirit can you resist the pitfalls of over-indulgence in the sweet things and the avoidance of the bitter rest of it your peers will choke down because they are famished.

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