Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Eating Right (Part 21: The Conspiracy)
We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting.
Ephesians 4:14 (NKJV)
Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols.
Acts 15:20 (NIV)
I'm not a detective. I don't chase conspiracies. But I do love God's Word, and I am told to love His people. So, let me love you with the truth. Our food is polluted. Because its pollution is ubiquitous and socially acceptable, eating bad food has become a way of life. But this way of life is not from God. Therefore, it is a way of death.
Clever food ads disguise destructive ingredients. In this case, it's not love that covers a 'Multitude of sins' (1 Peter 4:8), but creative directors. They design a pretty lid to cover a cauldron of chemicals: catalysts that prompt little girls to 'grow up' at ten; catalysts that encourage obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer.
How did this happen? We got busy and looked away from God. Instead of dining with God, we feasted with Satan.
'You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons' (1 Corinthians 10:21).
Instead of renewing our strength, we extinguished it. Instead of soaring like eagles, we hobbled like chickens. Instead of running for joy, we drove for profit. Instead of walking with purpose, we reclined with media.
The result? An army unfit for duty. We may act like Christ, but most of us don't look like Him. Has our witness been compromised?
Consider Satan's strategy: What could be more effective in the destruction of a society than to poison its food supply slowly? If it were poisoned quickly, people would jump into action. The world would fill with homicide detectives searching for a killer.
Instead, Satan led the world's population down a sugary path. As the years progressed, we started to limp and then to fall. Nevertheless, God's elect will rise with a glorious new body.
But who will we bring with us? Do we treat our bodies as temples of God? Do we discipline our bodies to follow Jesus and make disciples of all nations?
Consider the contamination of our food supply as a global conspiracy engineered by the enemy.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Eating Right series.