Some of us eat too much; others of us eat too little of it. Many of God's
children go to bed without enough of it. Today we will read Bible passages
related to food.
Proverbs 23:20-21 (NASB) Do not be with heavy drinkers
of wine, or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the heavy drinker and the
glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
1 Corinthians 11:20-22 (NASB) Therefore when you meet
together, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper, for in your eating each one
takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk. What!
Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church
of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I
praise you? In this I will not praise you.
Matthew 6:31-34 (NASB) Do not worry then, saying, 'What
will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?
For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father
knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His
righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry
about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble
of its own.
Matthew 25:37-40 (NASB) Then the righteous will answer
Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give
You something to drink? 'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You
in, or naked, and clothe You? 'When did we see You sick, or in prison,
and come to You?' The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you,
to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the
least of them, you did it to Me.'
Romans 14:3-5 (NASB) The one who eats is not to regard
with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not
to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge
the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will
stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person regards one day
above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully
convinced in his own mind.