by Rev Lai Kai Ming
Readings: Nahum 1-3; Proverbs 25:16
READ (verse/s chosen for meditation)
Proverbs 25:16 (NKJV)
Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, lest you be filled with it and vomit.
Too much of a good thing – food, money, power – can become bad! Why? Because we are human, which means we are limited. Limited in our capacity to consume all the “honey” in the world (issue of marginal utility), and limited in our ability to resist making honey into gods (issue of sin and idolatry). God loves us too much to give us too much honey … can we accept that?
I am strongly aware that as I settle into Vancouver for the next 2 years, I have entered into what many consider a land of milk, honey, and plenty. I have tasted the goodness of world-best fruits, beef, desserts, and human prosperity. But do all these make me happier than my friends back in SG? Not necessarily. For I have brought here the same sinful me, with all my impatience, habits and struggles. No amount of honey can make me whole. Only Christ can. Yes, I have indeed found much honey here – may the Lord help me to eat only what I need.
Lord, may the prosperity that I see and experience in this land – draw me closer and not further from You. Amen.