Do you remember some sort of experiment in chemistry class when you dripped a drop of some sort of catalyst into a solution and the liquid instantly changed color? Do you ever remember thinking or hoping that it might turn a different color next time? No, you didn’t, because it’s chemistry. It does what it does.

When we feed our bodies poorly and hope to still be healthy, we are like children watching a chemistry demonstration hoping the solution turns a different color next time. Our bodies are a big sack of active biochemistry. Chemistry is chemistry. Just like you can’t cheat chemistry in the classroom, you can’t cheat chemistry in your body. Whatever you put in your body will do what it’s going to do, chemically speaking.

Now, there’s a lot more to health than just eating, but eating is a central part of health. When you consume something, don’t just think of the taste, think of the chemistry lab that is your body. What will this thing you are consuming do in your body. And don’t hope it won’t, because it will.

The Bible says it this way: You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). It’s a law, like gravity.

Your body is chemistry. There’s no cheating on the eating.