For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Enslavement to any master other than God – whether it is food calling your name, or TV commanding your attention, or lust controlling you, or shopping occupying your heart and mind – is still enslavement. Enslavement is a part of our nature. We are all attached or enslaved to SOMETHING, and we are good slaves — we know how to devote our time, attention, and passion to something! But when you are embracing the food or any other worldly idol, you are embracing something that will drain the life out of you…these idols will NEVER love you back. Think about it. We read in the book of Exodus that God’s children, the Israelites, were in bondage to a wicked master, the pharaoh of Egypt, who did not care whether they lived or died. Your idols don’t care whether you live or die…but God does, and He wants to give you LIFE!
(Excerpt from Rise Above, by Gwen Shamblin Lara)