WATCH YOUR APPETITE Genesis 25:28-34
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: (Proverbs 23:6)
In His infinite wisdom, God designed the human body to require food and water for sustenance. Being the Maker of all things, He is conscious of the fact that He created us with the basic need for food and drink, and He promised to provide these for us. As a child of God do not allow anxiety of what to eat or drink overwhelm your heart in any way. (Matthew 6:25-37) Delicacies are expensive, mouth – watering meals reserved for kings, rulers, wealthy individuals and their companion. In Proverbs 23:1-3, The wisdom of God teaches us not to desire delicacies of leaders and wealthy people because they are more often than not deceitful meals. The story of Daniel 1:8-18 clearly shows that basic food and drink are sufficient and not inferior to exotic delicacies and wine in providing the energy and nutrition that our bodies need to function effectively. Psalm 141:4 also teaches us that eating the delicacies of leaders or rich people can lead to covetousness and lure us into participating in evil acts. God knows what is best for us (Luke 11:3) As a child of God, be satisfied with what you have so that you can live in total obedience to God instead of being at the mercy of the rich and powerful. Hebrews 13:5 says, “Let your conversation be without covetousness … The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man …
PRAYER LINE: Father, please don’t let my life be controlled by the need for food or drink, and preserve my life and destiny from being destroyed by my appetite in Jesus’ Name. (O.H)
Be satisfied with what you have.