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Most of us are eating more delicacies this Christmas season than we should.

But they’re SO tasty!

I’m sure that we’ll all walk or jog or cycle extra miles to burn the extra calories, right?


We all know the consequences of continuing to eat when we know we should stop.

If we’re going to have optimal health, it’s going to be due in large part to knowing the boundaries of eating.

Even at Christmas time.

What we’re doing with food delicacies during this season of parties and reunions and fellowship gatherings at church came to my mind this morning when I read from Psalm 141:4…

Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat of their delicacies.”

Satan knows he can’t lure us onto the gourmet pastry bus to hell by serving date-expired Little Debbie brownies in the parking lot.

What he uses to get our attention IS going to taste great and look great and promise to make us feel great.

His idea is to use our physical and emotional desires to overpower our spiritual sensibilities.

Listen, we’ve got to remember that every offer of physical or emotional or social pleasure that doesn’t portray or promote faith IS, in fact, a trap designed to harm us and God’s Kingdom.

Yes, those delicacies such as gossip, described by Solomon as the tastiest of morsels, can feed our carnal sides to the point of unsanctified satisfaction.

But gossip about co-workers or immoral fantasies about neighbors’ spouses or crooked math on expense reports are age-old traps for drawing believers toward what is evil.

Don’t eat them, my friend, no matter how tasty.

The daily Bread of God is so much better for you. And for me.

Let’s make sure that we’re in the food line that leads to heaven.

As always, I love you

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