Solomon in writing these Proverbs had a radical humor.  This one “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.”  That is radical.  However the word given is interesting too.  It is kind of a term depicting a kind of slavery to something and that is eating.  Sort of like the term “pigging out”.

We should not set our mind on being rich.  It can come in the place of God for us.  Being in God’s work for the last 55 years I never had that much in the line of money or goods.  I called it hand to mouth.  God’s hand and my mouth.  Riches do have a way of finding wings and flying away.  We have a man who wants to be president who is ultra-rich.  Um I wonder about that.

Solomon penned this word, “he that thinketh in his heart, so is he.”  Truer words were never spoken. What is in my heart and yours?  That is the kind of person we will be.

There is the old landmark.  Some in ministry have made this a Biblical truth.  I hold this application myself even though I didn’t coin it.  Some have removed the old landmarks.  We may be called upon to do the same with gay marriage etc.  How about leaving off the name of Jesus in a mixed prayer meeting.  Are we willing to do those things?  It would be removing old landmarks.

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