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How Can a Doughnut Have So Many Calories?

Next time you dig into a donut, don’t think about the calories, think about how much you also need God’s Word, writes Sam Chan.

By Sam ChanTuesday 20 Dec 2022Christian LivingReading Time: 2 minutes

The other day I went for a 5 km run. When it was all over, my fitness tracker said that I had burned 300 calories.

A donut has 300 calories! I’d only burned off a doughnut!

How can exercise burn off so few calories?

And how can eating give back so many more?

That’s because our bodies love calories. We need calories to live.

That’s why we crave a good mayo sauce, or a fried chicken, or a sugar-coated donut.

It also shows that just one calorie goes a long way. One donut can power us to run and run forever.

The bible says that God’s Word is like honey – chock-full of calories.

We need God’s Word to live.

That’s why we crave it. God’s Word gives us the power for new life.

So the next time you dig into a doughnut, don’t think about the calories. Think about how much you also crave God’s Word.

They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. Psalm 19:10

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. John 6:68

About the Author: Sam is a theologian, preacher, author, evangelist, ethicist, cultural analyst and medical doctor.

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