Day 334: Justification Station

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Oh how I love to justify eating “bad”.

It’s really the second main reason that I eat stuff I shouldn’t, or don’t need, or whatever. (The first one being pride.)

I’m sick, so I need more food so I’ll just eat one of these waffle-donuts.

I’m sad, so I need to eat these chips so I won’t feel the pain of hunger and the pain of sadness.

I’m tired, and my body needs more food to help me go to sleep, so I’ll have a tortilla‚Ķ or four.

I’m going to be running around with the boys later and so I’d better stock up by eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich even though I’m full now.

Seriously. I have these mental conversations. My evil conscience is very persuasive.

But fortunately/unfortunately, there is this verse to consider:

    Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17

But I think if we consider that verse, as Christians, we must consider this verse in conjunction with it:

    Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.1 Corinthians 6:11

And that is just an encouragement to me today. I may have been a “sin justifier” yesterday, but I can remember today that I am cleansed. holy. and {happy sigh} made right with God.

Now that’s justification for ya.

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