Eating is America's most favorite pastime. Being in a normal state, we all love to eat. Eating is our survival. In order to live, you must eat so with every opportunity or occasion, we find a way to incorporate food. It has to accommodate us whether it's weddings, church gatherings, family reunions, vacation spots, cruises, camping or shopping, and the list goes on. The point is, we are obsessed with eating.
Now eating is a good indicator of our health. If you are visiting the doctor one main question is, " how is your eating or your appetite". If you are admitted to the hospital, you will not be considered for release until you are eating.
While we were accustomed to cooking and eating at home decades ago, our lifestyle changed. Then the world's number one business, fast foods and restaurants have advanced. Food commercials and advertisements are everywhere. Cooking shows on television are quickly becoming a large part of entertainment.
Now food was created for us before we were created. In Genesis 1:29-30, God created grains and fruit trees for us to eat and the herbs for the animals to eat. Because man disobeyed God's command and ate of the forbidden tree (which was the tree of knowledge of good and evil), the first animal was killed. God made Adam and Eve a coat of skin to cover their nakedness. This was the first blood sacrifice. (Genesis 2:16 & 3:21).
Now that we know we must eat, what are we eating and how often are we eating. Remember, "You Are What You Eat." In Matthew 4:4 in Jesus' temptation by Satan, He was offered food. Jesus did not yield to the temptation but reminded Satan that, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, buy by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God."
So now we don't have to look for a spiritual menu, it is simply, the Word of God. David says in Psalms 119:11, " Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee.". In verse 105, He states, " Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
While we are habitual eaters of the natural food, how often are we eating the spiritual. Remember, "You Are What You Eat".
To be continued…
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