[Steve Myers] Saw an interesting statistic
the other day. In the United States — can you imagine — there is a 23 billion-dollar
candy industry. Now, we all know that candy is junk food. We’re supposed to be careful
about that. In fact, junk food, we know, are foods that have lots and lots of calories
but very little nutritional value. And I think everybody would confess it’s bad for us. We
shouldn’t partake too much of any of the junk foods that are out there. And yet, you know, there’s a more dangerous
junk food that we better beware of, and that’s spiritual junk food. In the book of 2 Timothy, it gives us a warning
about that very thing. In 2 Timothy 4:3 — The Message version has an interesting translation.
It says this: “You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach
for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food — catchy opinions that tickle their
fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages.” You see, that is a very serious
problem, even more than junk food — spiritual junk food. When we get ourselves out on the
little twigs and get so involved in these minutiae that really have no value spiritually,
we could lose our eternal life. And so here we find Paul reminding Timothy, don’t have
itching ears. You better stick to sound doctrine — solid, spiritual teaching — or we could
find ourselves in a famine spiritually. So he says be careful. Stay away from the junk food — that’s a lesson.
And make sure we are on rock solid, sound spiritual doctrine. That’s the healthy food. That’s BT Daily. We’ll see you next time.