Sugar creates an appetite for itself. The more we eat, the more we want to eat.
That’s the danger of the sugary gospel that so many are serving in the Body of Christ. Sugar-coated truths are yummy and addictive, but they're devoid of spirit-building nutrition so they make our spirits weak and flabby.
They produce a form of godliness but deny the life-transforming power of the Gospel (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
God wants us drinking pure spiritual milk (1 Peter 2:2), but He rebukes those who hold onto their milk bottles too long (1 Corinthians 3:2-3). We must move on to solid spiritual food.
But the sugary gospel is worse than remaining a bottle-fed baby Christian. It’s ruining our spiritual hearts and minds, giving us energy for selfish things, not the things of God.
Dear Christians, what are you reading and studying? Is it spurring you on to love, good works, and self-denial or simply satisfying your spiritual sweet tooth? (Hebrews 10:24; Luke 9:23)
Some related 1-minute devotions: "Spiritual Spam" and "Sugar-Coated Truth." They offer more advice on a sugary gospel and two tips for discerning spiritual junk food.