Sometimes, you must forego the junk food.
This year, I decided to have better options available for snacking. Instead of chips and gummy packs, I slice and dice a mix of various vegetables with mini tomatoes, toss them with salt and pepper, and store them in a large plastic, resealable container, which I keep in the fridge. Nearly every afternoon, I bring it out and set it on the table.
To my surprise, everyone attacks it. We’re talking broccoli, green beans, celery, carrots, yellow tomatoes, radishes, cauliflower…
It’s a hit.
I’ve also brought out fruit bowls with grapes, strawberries, blackberries, and apples. If my children don’t experience the goodness and availability of real food, how can they embrace it?
Settling for artificial food wears the body down. When we make better choices, we build it up.
This is what God wants for us. Every part of His Word leads us to understand the tearing down and building up.
The Apostle Paul was leaving the disciples and this what he said to them,
 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.  Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.  And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. ~Acts 20:29-32 KJV
Paul warned the disciples, with tears, that wolves would come and that men would speak perverse things. They would pervert the gospel. This is the artificial word.
We want the real Word.
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