Proverbs 25:16

Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
– Proverbs 25:16

Verses 16-17 deal with moderation. The imagery of the saying is easily understandable. Consuming too much honey could lead to stomach sickness. Applications of this verse are numerous. There is a point of enough and going beyond it ruins rather than enhances the pleasure. We’ve all probably had the experience as a kid of gorging ourselves on some food or candy until we made ourselves sick. So we discover boundaries and limits are not limits of joy, but rather enhancers of joy and, therefore, gracious.

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