This past Monday, we went to Red Robin to celebrate Isaiah’s birthday. I love Red Robin on the way in…I loathe it on the way out.
Red Robin provides me with the opportunity to stuff my face with one of many delectable, juicy burgers along with unlimited fries smothered in sodium.
This past trip to Red Robin did not disappoint. We played tic tac toe while waiting and then our food arrived…cooked to perfection. There was a moment when I had grease from my burger running down each side of my face. Burger Perfection (sorry to you vegetarians :)).
A quick pass with a napkin and back at it…more bites, some fries and a drink. Repeat.
Speaking of fries, I love the smaller ones that are saturated in grease, covered in salt and dipped in ketchup.
Once I made it through my burger and fries, it was on to the kid’s plates that they couldn’t finish. I topped it all off with the remaining ice cream from the birthday boy’s sundae.
After a few moments to let everything settle, we headed out the door.
I felt like someone had sneaked in and tightened my belt without me knowing it. I took a deep breath and everything just felt heavy. All I wanted to do was go home, sit down and fall asleep watching football.
Do you know the feeling?
Don’t worry, I’m not going to preach about junk food on Sunday…however, I am going to bring a sermon about junk behavior.
In chapter two, Peter calls it, malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.
Similar to my cravings for greasy burgers and fries, my flesh actually craves malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.
So how do I say no when it feels so good in the moment?
Well, glad you asked. That is exactly what we are going to study from 1 Peter 2:1-3. In the meantime, you may want to order a burger and fries before I guilt you out of it on Sunday :).