This morning after Church we drove through McDonald’s and picked up Hot cakes & sausage. I also ordered a mocha frappe for myself and a vanilla shake for Rick for lunch in another hour or so. This is a serious infringement on the rules of my eating habits. Because of the Lyme disease, sugar is not advisable. The doctor said I could cheat on occasion, because if I didn’t I might not stick to the medically prescribed diet, a diet which has helped my pain and energy level considerably. Having come from church my mind was already in spiritual gear and I thought about my sins. Sin is not like sugar or fried foods. I may pay for breakfast this morning in my body and yes sin does evidence itself in our body also, but really influences our mind and our spirit. The inner us, the interior human soul, when committing an offense against God’s prescribed behavior, gets hardened and crusty. We don’t always see it or feel it right away. Not unlike the hot cakes with syrup and butter, and the sausage which tastes really good in the moment, but causes increased pain somewhere else in the body as it digests. Sin against God is not always instantly retributed.
Genesis 2:16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
The pancakes won’t kill me, but eventually SIN, unrepentant sin will kill. The day Adam and Eve partook of that fruit their eternal physical bodies began to die. We were created to live forever.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion…
I/we need to consider our ‘cheating’, our ‘sinning’ and remember our Creator in whose image we were created.
Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?