Guiding Scripture:Proverbs 23:1-3 (KJV), When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
Choices and Habits
Contributing Writer: Temi Michael-O
Proverbs 23:1-3 (KJV), When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
Proverbs 23:1-3 calls us to be mindful of the doors that open before us. Every opportunity is not a good opportunity. We must be cautious about the offers we receive. Like Daniel and the three Hebrew men, we must be spiritually sensitive and apply discernment in our interaction with those in authority.
Daniel 1:8 (KJV) says, “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”
Proverbs 23:1-3 instructs us to apply self-control like Daniel. Being “given to much appetite” is gluttony, and gluttony is the sister of greed.
Are your choices driven by greed or God’s Word? Be sincere with yourself.
Will my current habits (eating, drinking, finances, etc.) make me vulnerable to making ungodly decisions?
Receive the grace to exercise self-control in the name of Jesus!
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This devotional was submitted by Temi Michael-O, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife, #boymom, and U.S. Army veteran. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed and founder of Christian Mommas. As an advocate for spiritual and emotional wellness, Temi provides spiritual and emotional support to families of children ages zero to five. She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Certified New Parent Educator and trained Postpartum Doula. She enjoys traveling, blogging, and spending time with her family.