Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Enough? Feast?

How can enough be as good as a feast? Does the last bite taste as good as the first? Or does the first bite always taste best?

Certainly there are plenty of biblical references to "enough is as good as a feast." But I will share my favorite three:

1. Ruth eats lunch with Boaz. She eats her portion (enough) and saves the rest for Naomi. Ruth Ch. 2 14:18 How cool is that? Boaz gave her a feast, Ruth had enough, and sacrificed some to share with Naomi.

2. If you are dining with a great man, bring not a greedy gullet to his table, Nor cry out, "How much food there is here!" Sirach 31 12:20. There is really alot more to this, check it out! This is pretty cut and dried, no bones about it: Gluttony is bad.

3. When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him.. Luke 14:8-10. Even Jesus tells us not to be first in line. It is better to put yourself aside for others.

I have been thinking about this today, along with my sacrifice focus. The food is not more important than the people I am praying for. How much more simple can it get?

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