There are Two ways to indulge the flesh:
1. It’s 12:30 pm on Sunday and the parking lot to a local bar advertises, “All you can drink for $8.99.” What a deal!! About 2 hours later, around 2:30 pm, a bunch of people come out a little less than steady, some stumbling to their car, some a little better than others so as to drive home and everyone crash on the sofa.
2. It’s 12:30 pm on Sunday and the parking lot to a local family buffet advertises, “All you can eat for $8.99.” What a deal! About 2 hours later, around 2:30 pm, a bunch of people come out a little less than steady, some barely able to heave themselves into their car seat, some a little better than others so that they can reach the steering wheel to drive home and everyone crash on the sofa.
“Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags” – Proverbs 23:19-21
When Jesus walked the earth he lived a perfect life of self-control and moderation. And when Jesus died on the cross he bore both the sins of my over-drinking and over-eating. Jesus is the answer to our idolatry of food and drink that we use to feed our empty souls. Jesus is the only cure for drunkenness and gluttony. Jesus is more satisfying than food and drink. But do you believe it and do you want to believe it for a new year?
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