Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Eating Right (Part 30: Junk Food)
Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Isaiah 55:2 (NKJV)
Unless God made it, fast food is junk food. Loaded with chemicals, fat, sugar, and salt, junk food is contrived. It's a pretty lie. It's a dressed-up prostitute--selling itself like a cheap date:
'With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips she seduced him. Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter... He did not know it would cost his life' (Proverbs 7:21-23).
In our world, fast is rarely good. The only thing a Christian should do quickly is follow God: 'Immediately they left their nets and followed Him' (Mark 1:18).
But fast eating of fast food? Consider it bad on top of bad. Fast eating promotes gluttony, indigestion, and heartburn. Fast food promotes obesity, disease, and death. But we're in a hurry.
Consider the #1 reason Americans work harder and longer than other citizens of the world--more hours and days than any industrialized nation on earth. We're chasing the 'American Dream': bigger houses, better cars, and more stuff. Our materialism is the envy of the world. But fast life brings slow death.
Therefore, reconsider not only your diet, but also your lifestyle. Food, fame, and fortune are deceitful destinations. Chase God only.
As for food, slow down. Eat right. Get real. Actors, models, and talent for Christ should not only set the right example, they should set the right table.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Eating Right series.