'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.'
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."
Choose you this day whom you will serve.