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EAT, DRINK & BE HOLY - The Prophetic Scribe Devotional

Updated on July 7, 2013
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Arletia Mayfield shares tips and insights for full-time RV living and the missionary lifestyle.

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Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. ~1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV~

Eat, Drink and Be Holy!

Have you ever wondered why people bless their food? There are several answers to this question - for some it is tradition, for some a way of giving God thanks for the food, for others a way of consecrating the meal. For most people that practice the ritual of blessing their meal or "saying Grace," it is a combination of all of the above.

My family is in the habit of "saying Grace" before every meal, whether privately or publicly for all the reasons above, but when we are in public we are aware of the Testimony of Christ that we are sharing with those around us as we do it. For "the earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it," and we are grateful for God's blessings......including each meal we eat because we know that there are a lot of people that don't eat as well as we do, and as we "say Grace," we always pray for them as well, and if we are presented with an opportunity to feed someone that is hungry, we believe as Jesus said, when we do it for them, we do it unto Christ. [Matthew 25: 35-45]

In 1 Corinthians 10:25-32, the Apostle Paul speaks about food and how we are to behave with unbelievers or people of other cultures, respecting and honoring what is offered to us - with one exception. We do not eat food that we are told has been offered to idols. The reason for this is that we are to be witnesses for Christ in all that we do. No food is sinful to eat, however, if we were to eat food offered to idols, the sin is against our Father in heaven. Therefore, we honor God for the sake of the giver. For this reason, my family and I do not knowingly purchase Halal Certified foods. I have included supporting scripture and information about the Halal Certification process for your information. As Christians, it is important to be informed about what we put into our bodies, which is the temple of the living God. It is important to eat healthy, but more important to honor God. All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. [1 Corinthians 10:23-24 NKJV]

I encourage you to study the scriptures below for yourself to understand this devotional study in context. Allow the Holy Spirit to give you revelation. Pray and receive God's truth. This devotion is written to encourage you to seek the truth for yourself. I am merely sharing what the Lord has shown me. I am His messenger - The Prophetic Scribe. In Christ's Service.

Scripture references: Romans 8:4-13, 1 Corinthians 10:25-33

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