Not only did Jesus talk about food in the Bible, as a member of the Trinity, HE also CREATED FOOD FOR US TO ENJOY. In Genesis 1:11, God the Father said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to it’s kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth.” In Genesis 1:29, He told Adam, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seeds; to you it shall be for food.” These verses show that God wants us to enjoy the food we eat. He created us with an average of 10,000 taste buds and placed them along the path our food travels when we are eating it. Think about this for a moment. God chose to put those taste receptors-called papillae-in that location so we could enjoy the tastes of the wonderful foods He created for us to enjoy.
God’s plan has always been for the bulk of our diet to come from “living food”- foods such as fruits and vegetables that are uncooked, unrefined and unprocessed. Hamburger Helper does not fit into this category, nor do chips, soda, cookies and candy. Many of these “dead foods” can last several years without going bad. If you don’t believe me, just check out the “use by” date on a box of macaroni and cheese and see how long it can last. Manufacturers load up on preservatives and additives to keep it edible for an extended period of time.
It’s time to clean house. Start by taking stock of the food you currently have. Survey how much of it is living food and how much of it is dead food. Get a garbage can, open the doors to your cupboards and pantry, and start tossing out the junk food. Get it out of your kitchen. Start eating living food to live.