Inside Out 45: The Spirit of Food

01.31.11 | Kurt Goff

io-spirit-food - Inside Out: The Spirit of FoodCome on now.

Are you really trying to say food is spiritual?

Well… yes.

I know.

I didn’t think about it much myself.

But a recent conversation I had with Leslie Leyland Fields changed all that.

She pointed out the significance of food and the absence of it in God’s Word.

Things like:

Adam and Eve are in a garden and are tempted by forbidden fruit

The Old Testament feasts

Jesus came as “living water” and “the bread of life”

He fed the hungry

He fasted from food

His last hours on earth were spent having dinner with his disciples

When he rose from the grave he shared food with his friends

And don’t forget about the marriage supper of the Lamb that we as believers will take part in.

Whew… and that’s just the beginning!

So how can we use food to grow closer to God?

Use it in a way that honors him?

Check out a conversation that will whet your appetite in many unexpected ways.

1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Comments

Your Comments(please keep them on topic and polite)

on 02.06.11 Kathy Rowe commented

I think about food all day. I can never decide what to eat, I am a picky eater. It is very hard to come up with a grocery list.

I use to be skinny but now that I am in my early 40's I have gained weight and need to lose approximately 70lb.

I know that diet and exercise is the only way to do this. I do not believe in pills to help you lose weight. No more Reese's Pieces Sundaes for me!

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