Pray, Love, Eat

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

To me this is all about priorities.  There’s nothing wrong with feasting (the Lord encouraged it and Jesus enjoyed it).  There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and working for a “better life” (which I believe “feasting” could be a metaphor for).  As long as the Lord’s priorities are taken care of first that is.

Dinner Rolls

The first two commandments are the most important.  Love the Lord and love each other.  If what you are doing to advance your career puts either of those things in jeopardy, then you are (to use Proverbs language) a fool.

The very eloquent illustration here depicts two scenes.  One is of a simple, small, bland sounding meal, enjoyed with quietness and peace.  The other is a grand banquet feast full of turmoil and strife.  The former sounds like someone who is content to feed on the Word of the Lord and enjoy the company of those around them, especially family.  The latter sounds like someone who has put his selfish desires and ambition above those of his Lord and loved ones.

I never read the book that was made into a Julia Roberts movie titled “Eat, Pray, Love” but I would submit that the author has the order wrong.  We should pray first, love each other next, and only then focus on what there is to eat.

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