What We Live By

v. 32: Jesus was sustained fully by doing the will of the Father. Even when the disciples brought Him food, He still didn’t eat it.
Our bodies were not made to live on food.

1 Cor 6.13: “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”—but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.”

The body likes food, just like it likes sex, but it wasn’t MADE for that. Every culture has their own ideas as to what dinner looks like. I had south African friends that couldn’t BELIEVE how much food we ate. I had friends from Finland that couldn’t believe what a HUGE breakfast we americans would eat, and then in just 4 hours or so eat lunch again! They would wake up and snack on bread, then snack midday on bread, then have a big meal at night. (and people can say what they want about even-sized meals and weight loss, but the Fins aren’t known for being overweight.)

I think we’ve been taught by our culture that our body NEEDS certain things, that the Bible actually shows that we don’t really need. All the more to distract us from what we REALLY need: to do what God wants, and complete His work.

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  • Unfortunately our society doesn’t even teach us that we need certain things, like a list of items that can be completed. It tells us that we need MORE, NEWER, BETTER, which of course are desires that can never be satisfied. I wonder how we will cope if we are really entering a time in history that forces us to have and use less, older, good-enough? Personally I want more of Him Deeper, Fuller, Nearer.
    peace