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Saturday, July 5, 2008

What Price Feasting?

But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day." And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?" ...
And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
(Genesis 25:31-32,34 NKJV)

Every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—
it is the gift of God. (Ecclesiastes 3:13 NKJV)

The drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty.
(Proverbs 23:21 NKJV)

If there is a time for everything, surely there is a time for feasting
(like July 4th), and a time for fasting. When does drinking become drunkenness? When does feasting become gluttony? When the wine and food become the master which controls us and compels us to pay an unworthy price for the sake of immediate gratification.

The Christian’s body is the temple of God’s Spirit. It is a place of rejoicing, and a place of sacrifice. To destroy its life violates, "You shall not murder."

Lord, thank You for making us a place for Your glorious presence to live, act, and speak—lights who reflect Jesus, The Light of the World. Please perfect and polish us, so we may shine brightly.

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