22. November, 2013Devotionals, Featured No comments
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 “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” II Timothy 2: 24

Cheese puffs, cheese sticks, Oreo biscuits, gummy bears and gummy worms are just a few of the tasty treats that we ever so often partake of every now and then. These snacks or junk food are sweet to our mouth and when we start eating them we just want more and more and cannot stop. We satisfy a longing and a belly ache follows after.

Sadly, we not only like to feast on physical junk that will satisfy our taste buds but other worldly pleasures that give temporary gratification but cause us eternal damnation. So, we find ourselves watching the latest movie even when it promotes fornication, smoking, adultery, lying, stealing and other values that are not pleasing to God.

The Lord admonishes us through Timothy to flee all things that will separate us from Him and cling to those things which are holy, true, honest and righteous. Some say that, “watching a secular show every now and then won’t hurt, the profane language won’t affect me.” However, Satan persuades us to do what we shouldn’t and then he turns us in because we broke God’s law.  Therefore, we must see to it that there is no room for the devil or his evil persuasions. Just a peephole of opportunity can capture the mind and result in eternal death.

We are what we eat!  So if we feed on junk food and sweets which deplete the body, we will become useless because of what we have taken in. Similarly, our actions in life show our fruits and Jesus says in Matthew 7:15 that by their fruits ye shall know them. Therefore, if we live a life that contains gossiping, lying, cheating, fornication or if we find pleasure in watching them on your television set or computer, that defines who we are.

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Nevertheless, there is hope in Jesus, for He never leaves us without a solution. What should we feast on? Let The Bible speak : Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

The Lord loves us and wants only what is good for us. He has much more in store for us in Heaven. Let’s decide to feast with Him today!

By: Alexcia Haye

 

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