Too Much

A desire for even a good thing becomes a bad thing when that desire becomes a ruling thing. (Paul David Tripp, devotional writer)

Can you get too much of a good thing? Many of us have discovered that second helpings of a delicious dish may have unpleasant consequences. So, the answer is yes. Tripp’s observation is a warning to those of us who can’t stop soon enough—whether it’s eating, bingeing on a TV, or the constant use of our phone. When even “good” things control us, it’s no longer good for us.

Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick! (Proverbs 25:16) Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool (Ecclesiastes 5:3).