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Choose you this day whom you will serve...

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

'The woman Folly is loud;
she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
She sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,
calling out to those who pass by,
who go straight on their way,
"Let all who are simple come in here!"
She says to those who lack judgement,
"Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!"
But little do they know that the dead are there,
that her guests are in the depths of the grave.'

Proverbs 9:13-18

I know this passage is talking about more than just food, but it is on this face-value level which struck me today.

Stolen treats and secret eating lead to poor health, missed goals, excuses, justifications, spiritual starvation, emotional roller-coasters emotional eating, guilt, death.

Don't listen to Folly!
She is loud--we hear her in our culture everywhere and in our own heads.
She is undisciplined--we see her in our excuses and justifications.
She is without knowledge--she knows not God or stubbornly refuses to obey His word.
Her followers are dead--emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding (or strength);
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones."

Proverbs 3:5-8

Choose you this day whom you will serve.

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STILLWATERSSB 9/4/2012 10:07PM

    It's amazing the things we can do and forget that God sees it all. Thanks for sharing your insight!

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    Really like this blog. It was so neat that you tied these two passages together. Thanks for sharing this. emoticon emoticon

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NINA2412 8/13/2012 7:13PM

    This is so good. I love the way you weaved the two passages together. I used to struggle with an eating disorder so "eating in secret" was a part of my life, but it always ended in more pain and upset, which is why I would engage in the behavior to begin with. Praise God I'm passed those days, but still am trying to overcome some of the mentalities that were a part of that lifestyle. He heals us as we choose Him and stay open to His direction and guidance. Thanks for the reminders.

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LINDAF49 8/12/2012 9:48PM

    Beautiful reminders of scripture...thank you for putting them together and sharing....God is blessing and rewarding your faithfulness and obedience. I am proud of you!!

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LDMCNIEL 8/7/2012 10:22PM

    Thank you, it really puts life in perspective when you hear passages from the bible and you realized that yes, God is speaking to you.

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MIPALADY23 8/7/2012 7:48PM

    Wonderful, thank you!

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INNER-ME 8/7/2012 2:49PM

    Thanks for sharing; secret eating is not really secret, is it, there is always someone who knows.

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