Proverbs 30:15-17 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
A story is told of a young teen that had many friends who wanted to buy him a birthday present. This was made especially hard, as this teen’s father was exceptionally rich. He owned cars, several houses, and thousands of acres of land. All that the teenager could imagine having was available to him.
As he matured, the father made more and more things accessible to him. Yet his father was wise enough not to give him everything all the time. If the teen’s conduct were good, the father would grant him privilege and access to all he could ever need. However, if this teen was disobedient the father withheld the advantage of enjoying that wealth.
Therefore, the teen asked his friends to buy him the things his dad would withhold when he was bad. When the father found out, he was hurt. All that this young man would ever need in life was there if he would only obey. Yet, ALL was not enough. Consequently, the father then took the gifts others had given from the young man as well. Now, not only had he lost the use of the gifts, but he had also lost the good graces of his loving father as well.
If we put our self in the place of this teen, and God in the place of this father, we might begin to understand when enough is enough. You see God is truly the wealthiest of all. He owns everything. If we are obedient to His will, He wisely grants us access to all we need and will use correctly. As we mature spiritually, He entrusts us with more. Sadly, many try to find a way to get everything outside of the will of God.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
When is enough, enough? Probably when we realize we already have access to it ALL already. God gives to us ALL we truly need. When God says it is enough, it should be enough.
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