MIND YOUR MANNERS AND BRIDLE YOUR APPETITE
Have you ever been invited out to dinner, entered into a very classy restaurant, escorted to your table and handed several menus; as you sit down and looked at them from the wine list to the desert menu, the price of it all caught your eye and you begin to wonder, should you really be here with this individual?
Now let us look at just how the scriptures teach us to deal with the situation!
It says, “when you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners: Don’t gobble your food, don’t talk with your mouth full. And don’t stuff yourself; bridle your appetite.
Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; restrain yourself! Riches disappear in the blink of an eye;
wealth sprouts wings and flies off into the wild blue yonder.
Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad; don’t expect anything special. He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself; he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a word of it. His miserly serving will turn your stomach when you realize the meal’s a sham. (Proverb 23:1-8 MSG)
BE ENCOURAGED by the Word of God, because it will never fail you…