"Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Bad For You!" (Proverbs 25:16)

“Too much of a good thing is bad for you!”


If something is good, shouldn’t more be better? Sounds logical. If one has eaten the finest steak, wouldn’t eating it every meal be better? As enticing as that may sound, I am certain our taste buds would soon grow fatigued and we would long for variety. What about a new car? Yes, the thrill of driving a flashy new vehicle may sate our appetite for a short time, but the next and greatest car will soon pass us by and we may feel we need to move on and acquire it. There is no end to our appetite for better, faster, stronger, or longer.  


If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:16 (ESV)


Whether it be honey or a car, with material possessions, we can never have enough. Although we may try to disprove God’s Word, it always points us to Him and the Truth. There is only one Good thing-God. We can never have enough of Him!


You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Deuteronomy 6:5 (ESV)


Jesus Christ lived a life unattached to material possessions. His birth took place in a stable. He was a peripatetic rabbi with nowhere that He could call home. Even His tomb was donated by another. But what He did not have in material possessions, He was overflowing with God’s provisions. He surrounded Himself with friends and disciples. He preached to all peoples regardless of their religious or cultural backgrounds. He touched and healed the diseased and outcasts. And He spent His free moments devoted to God, the Father, in prayer. He completely and perfectly loved God with His entire soul. By placing God’s needs first, God fulfilled all of His material needs. Too much of a good thing can be bad for you, unless it is God!


If you have confessed and repented of your sins and accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and and Savior, you already have a good thing, the best! Why look for the rest when you already have the Best?


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.