We have all been enslaved by the world and have looked to the world to save us. But the world is not going to save us from loving it. In fact, the world’s remedies are merely disguised incubators that cultivate more love for itself. God has not abandoned us. We have abandoned Him, and we have become distracted and enticed by the glimmer of Egypt, His competitor. But God is a genius as well as the passionate pursuer of our hearts. He knows that we make heroes out of heavyweight champions, that we will follow the winning quarterbacks, that we will throw confetti on the five-star general who strategically wins the battle, and that we will ride away anywhere with the knight in shining armor. God will never allow fat grams to be our Savior or exercise to be our Savior or diet pills to be our Savior. He is our Savior—He has saved us from having to love food, and we get to love Him. He has saved us from having to love the medicine cabinet or the alcohol or the cigarettes, and we get to love Him.
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