There was once a young man whose family emphasized nutrition. They even sent him off to one of the finest culinary institutions available because they knew it upheld their values. The young man excelled in his studies and graduated with honors. With a good reference, he soon found a job as a meal preparer in a large school. That’s when everything changed.

After giving the idea of nutrition some thought, the amateur chef decided to discard all his formal training and try something new. He decided to make his own menu for each meal. Breakfast consisted of cotton candy-flavored Lucky Charms with extra sugar. Lunch was bologna and cotton candy sandwiches, and for dinner, he served cotton candy casserole. How does that suit your palate?

As silly as this story is, the young man’s mentality is being replicated in the lives of many Christians. They feel there’s no need to be strict about upholding biblical truth, taking moral stands against sin, or teaching separation from the world. The church has watered down the truth to make eye candy for the lost. As a result, we have produced a generation of sick, weak “Cotton Candy” Christians.

Is there a solution? Yes—we must return to the Word of God. While you might not be able to make others around you change, you can allow God’s Word to change you. Then you can influence them when they see the positive changes it is making in your life. Uphold the truth today.

A sacred regard to the authority of God ought to lead us to reject an error, however old, sanctioned by whatever authority, or however generally practiced. — C.H. Spurgeon

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.