In life, we sometimes do not see things for what they really are. We tend to gravitate toward things that look good on the outside, that sounds good but in the end, we see the consequences of all the “sweet” things.
Have you ever heard that assumption that some supermarkets cover their old meat in the marinade? Cover their rotten apples in syrup?
Technically we buy these things without really knowing the true quality of the item. We see the outside and when we buy it we find that we become sick after eating it.
Now I want you to take a step back and learn from this illustration, It can be applied to all areas in life but one that I really want to shed light on is your Spiritual life.
Are you allowing sweet words with no truth to them please you?
Are you chasing an image that you want of Jesus instead of the truth?
Unfortunately, there are many pastors out there that will preach to you a sugarcoated Jesus. They will tell you things He said and they will twist His very words to please you, your desires, to provoke emotion out of you and use your vulnerabilities against you?
Sometimes something that is bad for us feels good and comfortable while it is eating away at us.
Someone who hears that they are forgiven and shouldn’t be hard on themselves because of their sin tends to go sinning without any conviction. Someone who is told to ignore negative words can eventually get into trouble because they do not heed wisdom and correction.
Do you see the point I am trying to make?
There is so much more importance in the truth than in sugarcoated messages.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.2 Timothy 4:3-4
We destroy ourselves by chasing what we are comfortable with. Rather chase truth and grow.