May Contain Sin

by Oct 13, 2017Devotional0 comments

Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats.

      I read labels on all packaged foods. It is one of the ways I have learned to take care of myself and make sure to keep certain chemicals, artificial sweeteners, and nitrates out of my body. The overwhelming amounts of processed fillers, artificial flavours, and preservatives added to packaged foods as well as to some everyday staples have become dangerous to the point of creating a toxic soup. 

      I have become so familiar with some of the unpronounceable names printed on packaged and processed foods that I no longer bother eating them. They do not improve over time. They just get more government regulated and more chemicals are added for our apparent safety.
      
One of the noticeable trends now being printed on labels is the extra warnings of “May contain peanuts or sesame seeds.” This added warning has become a common disclaimer because of the severe allergic reactions some people have to these products. The smallest trace amounts can cause some sensitive people to become very sick within moments. We could say as the Apostle Paul says in Gal. 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Just one peanut can cause major health problems to their whole body.  
      These people who are allergic must make an extra effort not to come into contact with the said products. They basically have to treat these products like poison or sin so to speak. They must train themselves to be aware of food trends and be vigilant to the point of excess. 1 Cor. 9:27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

      Many people are becoming food-conscious because of the myriad diseases plaguing society. Alzheimer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and disorders of every kind just to name a few. These illnesses are becoming the modern plagues of our time. Unless we take personal responsibility to take care of ourselves, we will be overrun with the deadly effects these diseases are producing in society. If we do nothing to change our lifestyle, then we will end up in a place of paralytic existence, not necessarily living out our old age with health and sound mental ability because of the detrimental effects these modern illnesses have. 
      Yes, we will all die one day as death is guaranteed to us all. However, we can go out full of life and live out our God-given purpose until the day God calls us home. There is some value in taking care of our bodies throughout life so we can live a whole life within the grace and gifts given to us through Christ Jesus our Lord.1 Tim 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 
      Since some of us are becoming avid label readers in order to maintain good health, let us not forget to read the instruction book of life God has given us to maintain a healthy spiritual life as well. The word of God is a living word that can train us to see events in life clearly. As we read His word and make it the authority in our lives, our faith will grow and become vibrant. Rom. 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. We will be able to read the labels life has on it, so to speak, and recognize the warnings written, “May contain sin.”
      As deadly diseases plague modern-day man, hopefully, we do our best to overcome these ailments for our well-being and health. Overcoming sin in our spiritual lives also benefits our health because the result of sin is also death. Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
      Thank God the gift of life is ours through Christ if we want it. The choice is ours to pursue health in both cases – natural and spiritual. The best part is that spiritual health is a blessed assurance because it is received by faith. It is the gift of God that gives us the wisdom to live out our lives by faith and as healthy as we can by putting our best efforts forward. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers. May the Lord give us all the ability to read and obey the Godly labels He has printed out in His word for our lives. Amen.
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