Losing Weight is Biblical
Did you know that losing weight is biblical? At some time in our lives, most of us have thought about losing weight. Perhaps, we've been motivated by a magazine article, an upcoming wedding, or a new diet.
LOSING WEIGHT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
But the Bible speaks of losing a different kind of weight: the weight of sin.
Hebrews 12:1 says, "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us...
Are you carrying around any extra weight in your spiritual life? Are there any sins that seem to easily ensnare you?
THE BIBLE HAS A SOLUTION!
It's found in the very next verse...
Hebrews 12:2 "...looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
When we look at Jesus and His wondrous love for us, we gain strength to resist temptation. Jesus Christ took on your sins and mine, even the sins of the whole world, and carried them to the cross.
You might say that JESUS GOT FAT. He was carrying the weight of the sin of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)
Yet, separated from the Father and suffering under the weight of guilt and shame from every human sin, Jesus kept His eyes on His Father. He trusted God with His last words saying, "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit." (Luke 23:46)
If Jesus could keep His eyes on the Father, even while hanging abandoned on the cross, surely, you and I can lift our eyes to heaven and to Christ whenever we find ourselves feeling abandoned or facing temptation.
Ultimately, the Christian life is a powerful one. Empowered by having lost the weight of sin, the Christian lives a new life.
Romans 5:1 "having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."