Proof: Jesus Boycotts Fast Food
If you’re like most Americans, once in a while you’ll stop in at a fast-food restaurant to satisfy a craving. This is fine, so long as it’s only “once in a while.” Morgan Spurlock learned this the hard way. Spurlock is famous for making the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me.” In the film, he eats nothing but McDonald’s food for one month.
By the end of the month, Spurlock’s body underwent severe changes including:
- His cholesterol raising over 30 points
- Gaining 25 lbs.
- A 13% increase in overall body mass
- A malfunctioning liver
- Mood swings and depression
Sometimes Christians make the same mistake. When we make life’s junk food our main course, we no longer perform the functions God demands of us. Jesus did not follow this diet. Jesus told His disciples, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work,” (John 4:34 emph. added). Jesus wanted to accomplish God’s will with the same intense priority that most people place on eating their daily rations. Doing the will of the Father fueled His every waking moment.
Is accomplishing the Father’s will as high on your priority list as making sure that you don’t starve today? Do you place more emphasis on working for Christ than climbing the corporate ladder, watching the football game, or saving money for a vacation? Or, is “going to church” on Sundays the full extent of your current service?
If we’re not careful we can find ourselves eating too much junk-food, and treating our relationship with God more like a side dish. Our function in life changed radically when we became Christians. In fact, we inherited an entirely new role in life (Eph. 2:10). A continual, daily devotion to God’s will must be that fuel for our new life in Christ. This is the only fuel that offers us eternal reward. Jesus promises us, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied,” (Mat. 5:6). Are you content with your current diet?