Another look at Verse 27
Daniel 4: 27 `O King Nebuchadnezzar, please listen to me. Stop sinning and do what is right. Break from your wicked past by being merciful to the poor. Perhaps then you will continue to prosper.'
The NKJV uses the phrase "break off". There are things in our lives that we simply have to break free from or make a clean break from. The homework said this "Some things - substances, activities, relationships - are so toxic to us that moderation won't work... Some things don't need to be cut back. They need to be cut off."
If you have struggled with alcohol or drug addiction, "just one" may be impossible. If you have someone in your life that is destructive to you, you may have to use "Tough Love" and cut them out of your life - completely! If there are things in your life that are keeping you from increasing your faith or getting closer to God - cut them out, break free!