Does God Care About What You Eat?


Does God care about what you eat?

The short answer is yes!

Food is a contentious subject among Christians. It’s almost as “controversial” as tithing. Money and food are two of the most powerful motivators in life, and people often want these areas all to themselves – completely free of any moral boundaries. But, is this what God wants?

We know a few things from scripture. We know that He speaks of money often. In the Old Testament, money is often connected with one of two things – either blessings or greed. And in the New Testament, we see more examples of money’s profound effect. But money isn’t the only issue that causes some Christians to clash – food is increasingly become an issue, especially as more and more Christians advocate a healthy diet.

The question is: Does God care about what you eat? But I think the question should be: Does God care about your body?

If the answer to the second question is yes. Then the answer to the first question is also yes.

God cares about what you eat.

He wants you healthy, and you don’t have to look far to discover that food has a profound effect on the body. I think it’s important to remember a few things:

  1. God wants you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
  2. Gluttony is a struggle for many of us, but nothing is unconquerable with the Holy Spirits’ help. His Grace is sufficient to help you even when you’re weak, and if you have a food addiction, there is hope in Him.
  3. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20


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