It happens every year. On July 4, in New York City, hundreds gather for the International Hot Dog Eating Contest. This year, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut retained his championship by eating 63 hot dogs in ten minutes. Let’s break that down.
- That’s one hot dog every ten seconds.
- That’s 18,270 calories.
It was actually a smart move by “Jaws” Chestnut. In just ten minutes he ate enough calories to cover the next nine days. Good planning. Get the next 27 meals (three per day) out of the way early.
That might work in the world of hot dogs. But if you are to do well spiritually, you must feast on the Word of God – every day. The Bible says, “Solid food is for the mature” (Hebrews 5:14).
Recovery Step: Leave hot dog eating contests to the professionals. Make it your focus to dine on God’s Word – one day at a time.