Fillings, refrigerators and "YOU" by Gary Rose

Right! And you expect me to believe this? Not likely! Your refrigerator is not the culprit, you are. You make the choice of what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. Honestly, there may be extenuating circumstances such as thyroid problems, sleep apnea or other physical problems that may pose a difficulty in losing weight, but by and large “YOU” are the problem!!! Stop denying it, face the problem, openly and head on- Its you, NOT YOUR REFRIGERATOR!!!

The problem of “YOU” can extend to many areas of life: Finances, relationships, ethical decisions and especially how one reacts to God and his word. Here is but one instance…

Acts 24 (World English Bible)
 22  But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, “When Lysias, the commanding officer, comes down, I will decide your case.”  23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.  24 But after some days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus.  25 As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, “Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you.” (Emphasis added)

One (two part) question about this passage from the book of Acts just seems to stand out; Why was Felix terrified and why did he put off Paul until a time when it was more “convenient”.

I suppose Felix could have had a problem about righteousness or self control, but that seems unlikely. I think his “problem” was himself- he just didn’t want to face the idea that someday he would have to face judgment for what he had done. And not by any earthly judge, but by God Almighty.

This is further complicated by the fact that the apostle Paul had also preached to him about “The faith in Christ Jesus”. It seems to me that Felix was just terrified of the coming judgment (of sin) and at the same time found Jesus to be just too good to be true. So, he side-lined the whole topic.

What really scares us we try to put off, whether it be the matter of the waistline or of coming to Jesus in the hopes of obtaining eternal life. If you don’t want to face the fact that you may be getting fat, you just may make up some silly excuse, like that one about the refrigerator magnets. So, you will just get fatter. But if you put your sin on the back-burner, you just may wind up in that place of eternal torment called HELL!!!

Think about it, and DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!!! Your very life depends upon it!!!

ps. And go on a diet, Gary- TODAY!!!