Could a Lot of Goodies Be Bad For More Than Just Your Health?
Can you have too much of a good thing? Yes. Can you have too little of something and not even know it? Yes. Why is it important to know these things? Because they can make a difference in your life now…and even where you’ll spend eternity. God says having a lot of goodies without love is not as good as having a salad with love. Could that be true? Yes. I’ll show you…
The actual words God uses go like this: “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred.”
See that “dinner of herbs”? That’s basically what we’d call a salad. And if that’s all you have, but you have it with love, it’s much better than to have steaks and all the trimmings…if it’s served with hatred. Isn’t that a cool thing to know. What is it saying to you? That it’s important to know what food to put on the table? No. It’s showing you how important love is.
It doesn’t matter what you have…or how much of the cool stuff you have…if you don’t have love, you have nothing.
The next time someone invites you over for dinner, and they have a lot of goodies on the table, watch to see if everything is served with love. Are there smiles and laughter? Handshakes and heartfelt conversation? Pleasant glances and pats on backs? Those are all signs of love and compassion. And those are the goodies you should be glad to share.
How about sharing your love with someone else today…the way Jesus shared His love with you? Do you have love to share? Or just a lot of goodies?
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