I am in charge of buying snacks and drinks for the office. I buy the candy, soda, and fruit snacks the office runs on to finish the week strong. But I have a problem, I am a Type 2 Diabetic. Most of the things I buy I really cannot eat or drink. Sure, I buy a few things that are healthy/low in sugar but for the most part, I’m in a sugar swamp.
On most days, I am able to tell myself no. I don’t need a Coke or sports drink or anything that will up my blood sugar levels. There are other days though where I think, “Why not just give in? It’s only a drink/snack?”
As a Christian, the struggle with sin is a lot like my struggle not to up my sugar levels. One can be living perfectly right with God, in the moment, only to sin in the next moment. Oftentimes it is questions like:
“There is nothing wrong with reading this article.”
Even though the article is about gossip.
Are we, as Christians, supposed to take part in gossip? No.
Do I want to know about Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s latest drama? Yes.
“I’ll just watch these videos on TikTok / Instagram / Facebook, no matter the content.”
Social media is the gateway, video content is just another layer that can bring us to sin. Fact about watching videos: Time goes by quickly, and you do not even notice.
We are being robbed of our time.
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.Philippians 4:8 (NLT)
Paul calls Christians to think about things that are admirable and worthy of praise. Not to think of sweets… that can of Coke in the fridge… ultimately, that white powdery goodness known as sugar that is in everything.
Blood sugar levels and sin are a lot alike but different. However, both impact your body and your soul.