I have had a life long love affair with potato chips. What's not to like---they are salty, they are crunchy and they are made from a potato---NEVER seen a potato I didn't love. While most of the world grows sweet teeth---mine grew in salty. I crave a good salty snack--chips, peanuts, homemade fries, you put enough salt on it and I will eat almost anything. If your body is the temple, I am a temple of chips.
The majority of the lunches I have eaten over my lifetime have been a peanut butter (crunchy, please) sandwich with chips on the side. I LOVE peanut butter! And I take my chips fully fried--salt does NOT stick to those baked excuses for a chip. Thankfully I inherited skinny genes (not to be mistaken with skinny jeans-which I also have).
I still fit in those jeans I have had for a LONG time---though with a new washing they are slightly tight. But I am as L O N G and lean today as I was 50 years ago. It would appear from the outside that my consistent diet of junk food and peanut butter had not harmed me.
According to my new doctor--that would be WRONG. She is NOT happy with my numbers. You know those numbers which appear on a computer printout and have strange letters and numbers by them. While most of the numbers were normal (AS IF I could ever be normal), there are a couple she is NOT happy with. She asked me about my diet---I told her I eat what I want---she was not amused. She then asked me if I read the labels when purchasing food--- the discussion then began to deteriorate. She advised I give up peanut butter and cheese---GASP--my two consistent sources of protein. I failed to mention the chips to her. Basically if it tastes good--do not eat it---but feel free to graze on all the grass you can hold or tolerate--whichever comes first. Dr. Bossy Pants is raining on my parade---spoiling my party---taking the fun out of eating and forbidding all potato chips.
So it seems even when things look good on the outside---they may be filled with junk on the inside. A steady diet of potato chips for a lifetime has taken a toll and the knock out punch has been delivered. So much like our spiritual lives---junk in will eventually sink the ship. A steady diet of any form of evil---even when it is beautiful--will corrode the beauty of our souls. A daily diet of the world and all it has to offer might temporarily give the illusion of beauty--but inside--where it is most important---we have a corroding vessel.
So the new rule of the day- If you want to be as beautiful on the inside as the outside--be careful what you ingest. Meanwhile I am praying for a new tasty fat free --fried potato chip---miracles can still happen
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body
I Corinthians 6:19-20