“The system can handle a little bit of these things.” I still remember this phrase from one of my childhood movies, “Down the Drain”. You likely never saw it. It was basically an infomercial on the importance of water in everyday life and how to care for our water supply. If you're thinking: "You did not have very many videos growing up" – you are correct!
But that phrase about the system is very applicable to our spiritual lives too. The Christian life is sustained by abiding in Truth (John 15), not basking in lies. Often, we eat a heavy diet of worldly philosophy and entertainment, and then we wonder why we are spiritually sick and struggling. This is like dumping chemicals into the water supply and wondering why the fish and flowers die. The system -- whether physical or spiritual -- can only handle a little bit of these things.
But unlike our physical water supply, limited and easily contaminated, our Savior is the well that never runs dry. He is unlimited and cannot be overcome by any sin or addiction. This is why Jesus calls us to return to Him -- not merely sorry for our sins, but submitted to His Lordship. And He will faithfully forgive and provide us the strength to live the Christ-like life.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.