I find it amusing that we humans have a problem with good things. We want them, all the time. I notice it even in the smallest humans. My three year old thinks that the song of "World Girl" is fabulous. So, naturally, she will play the song over and over and over and over...well, you get the point. (Word Girl is now banned from our house b/c of it's undertones, but that is another subject.) We think that chocolate tastes yummy, so we eat it in large masses at a time. Work, well it isn't so hot, but we love that it produces MONEY...so we try to cram in as much as humanly possible. (Unless you are a home-maker, and then you are just rewarded with more mess.) We make a new friend, and because that friend seems GOOD, we try to spend all of our time with them. A three year old lives inside all of us, because when we like something...we over indulge in it.
Why does the human race do this? I really have no idea, but I have to believe that we would be much happier if we could just learn to live in moderation and contentment. Listening to a song once or twice, will cause us to be much more excited when we hear it the next time. Instead, we tend to listen to it over and over again and then throw it out and move on to the next best thing. We are never content, because we always have a sense of needing MORE, instead of balance and moderation. Note to self: Don't be a three year old.
Philippians 4:5 - Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.