Listen to today’s devo!

If you find honey, eat just enough—too much of it, and you will vomit. (Prov. 25:16)

I love cereal. You will probably find at least five different kinds of cereal in my pantry at any given time. Growing up, we often had cereal for breakfast. I remember one time I somehow convinced my mom to buy a particular cereal. The commercial on television proclaimed that everyone liked it, even that kid named Mikey.

I remember it almost like it was yesterday. I poured myself a large bowl of that special cereal and added some milk. That first bowl tasted so good! I enjoyed it so much that I decided to have another large bowlful. Later that morning, my stomach started talking back to me, and before I knew it, I saw that cereal again. It was not a pleasant experience, and I no longer had a desire to eat that cereal again. I wasn’t allergic to the cereal; my stomach’s reaction was due to my overindulgence. It was a lesson learned: Too much of a good thing may be just too much.

To this day, I am not too excited about that particular brand of cereal. But what if we applied that lesson to all of life? What if we were careful not to overindulge in the things we consume, listen to, engage in, watch, or read? What things are consuming too much of our time and thought life?

Choose one area of your life that you need to exercise moderation.

Belinda Selfridge is a Wesleyan pastor, Tri-State district administrator, OKWU adjunct professor, motorcyclist, creative frugalist, singer, and bass player.

© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.