Proverbs 23:1-3 While dinning with a ruler, pay attention to what is put before you. If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat; don't desire all the delicacies, for he might be trying to trick you.
This verse says to me... we should never be so caught up in somebody that seems more important than us to the point that we loose sight ... that we don't pay attention to their words and their actions... we should never get so lost in what they have, what they are giving to us, that we fail to notice what is "too good to be true."... if what they have was earned honestly... if what they say is truthful.... This verse tell us it would be better to put a knife to our throat than to get lost in power and possessions and compromise our relationship with God... The devil himself may be using that person who is larger than life, that has so much that you admire to trap you into believing that if you had all this power and stuff that you could do everything on your own... we should never get so caught up in power and possessions that we loose sight of the fact that what God has for us is far greater than anything we could obtain on our own.... God is telling us to pay attention and be constantly aware.