note well what[a] is before you,
2 and put a knife to your throat
if you are given to gluttony.
3 Do not crave his delicacies,
for that food is deceptive.
It is understood that a ruler would eat well. A table full of tempting goodies that may not be so healthy to consume. So it is with the places we may travel in our daily lives. Temptations set before us, drawing us in. The putting of the knife to your throat could be likened to walking away from the unhealthy temptation. Instruction to see that which may look good on the surface, does not mean it is good for our lives as we walk to follow Christ.
4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
do not trust your own cleverness.
5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
for they will surely sprout wings
and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
In the world today, society dictates that success is measured by the amount of things or the number of activities we are involved in. But as they are only temporary.
Proverbs are full of wisdom to apply to our lives, even today, it is relevant to how we tend our walk with the Lord.
Be mindful to feed yourself the Words of the Lord, to nurture the soul and mind. For as we think, so we shall be.
Go forth and be blessed by Him that reigns over all!