A main point of Accidentally Green can be found in 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Quite frankly, eating a bunch of processed junk food does not glorify God. In fact, it only harms your body, which is God’s creation – and if you’re a believer, your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Throughout scripture, good food is considered a favorable thing. Nehemiah 8:10 talks about enjoying “choice food and sweet drinks” while commemorating a sacred day. Psalm 63:5 says, “My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods.” And Proverbs 21:20 states, “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil.”
Choice food clearly is preferable in the Lord’s economy. But so is remembering the Giver of all good things. As Deuteronomy 6:11-12 reminds, “When you eat and are satisfied be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.”
A focus on God is much more important than thinking about food, which is just commonplace stuff of this world. Luke 12:29-30 says, “Do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.”
John 6:27 adds a different spin to the thought of food: “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” While eating healthy nutrients in this life is good, feeding your soul with eternal truths is such a greater responsibility and honor.
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