Sunday, October 20, 2013


THE PROBLEM WITH M&M’s is that they’re so small it’s easy to eat way too many of them.  How could something so tiny have any calories? It’s not like holding a full-size Hershey’s chocolate bar with almonds in your hand. Unwrap one of those big boys and you can feel the pounds coming on even before you take the first bite!  But those little M&M’s ... NAH, no problem there.
Well, let me lay some truth on you, those tiny little candy-coated chocolate-filled morsels can be your undoing.  The truth is I’ve gained too many pounds over the last couple of months and I blame that weight gain partially on those deceptively small M&M-stamped circles.  Now, once again, it’s back to the old diet which means discipline, giving up other foods that I enjoy (mostly in the bread and noodle family), and pumping up the exercise program.  Those little buggers got me!
It’s not unlike the wages of sin. Some sins look too small to really cause any harm. I mean a little sin here or there will not affect my life, no one will even notice. I can indulge in those tiny little morsels of disobedient delight and still keep myself in good spiritual shape.
The truth is all sin, tiny or large, brings about death. Not just a few sinful pounds, but death. The Scriptures remind us, “The wages of sin is death(Romans 6:23) and as the Apostle Paul reminds us, “Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. People reap what they sow. Those who sow to please their sinful nature, from that nature reap destruction.” (Galatians 6:7-8)
But, don’t lose heart; God also has a great diet plan which is explained in the second half of the passages noted above, “but the gift of God in eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) And, in Galatians, “those who sow to the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:8)
Therefore, let us watch what we consume, or as the Word of God reminds us, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)  

Now where are my new running shoes?
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