Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sugarcoated Garbage

“Whatever the devil can get you to laugh at, you’ll never take seriously again.”  -Adrian Rodgers

As the expression goes, “garbage in, garbage out.”  The question becomes, however, why one ingests garbage.  Most wouldn’t knowingly choose to eat garbage, rather they very likely do not even know it’s garbage.  The devil is too clever to feed you garbage that looks, tastes, or smells like garbage; he sugarcoats garbage so that you crave it.  Many people like indulging in sweet wine at first, but a hangover looms the next morning.  Perhaps it’s a dirty joke that you know you shouldn’t laugh at, or an explicit scene in a movie that you know you shouldn’t continue watching.  It’s little compromises that corrupt good character and before long you have strayed from God’s calling on your life.  Here’s a simple litmus test: if what you ingest isn’t good for you then it probably does not glorify God either. 

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel (Proverbs 20:17, ESV). 

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