The Eating Season

Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, we have now fully entered into what can be called "The Eating Season". You know what I'm talking about: the almost limitless opportunity we have to eat foods that, to be it charitably, are not really good for us. The problem isn't that these foods; think pumplin pie, egg nog, any number of seasonal carbohyrates, candy just laying around at your work perhaps, and the temptations that lurk at the end of every supermarket aisle.
I believe that the Bible is clear that God has given us all things to enjoy (1st Timothy 6:17), which certainly includes food. However, during this time of year to its' easy to throw moderation to the wind when confronted with all the tasty treats of the season. So, let's practice moderation during the "Eating Season", and focus our attention on how we can share the blessings of Christ with those around us. In parting, let me bring to our attention some verses from Proverbs, one of the most practical books in the Bible.

Proverbs 23:20-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

Proverbs 25:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB

16 Have you found honey? Eat only [a]what you need,
That you not have it in excess and vomit it.