Three Taverns Church

The American Gospel – On Diet

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What we Americans may wish the Bible said about our diet (and somehow convince ourselves that it does):

Job 36:31 For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance through all-you-can-eat buffets.

Psalm 59:15 They wander about for food and growl if they do not get their value meal super-sized.

Psalm 78:18 They worshipped God in their heart by demanding the chocolate they craved.

Psalm 115:5 He provides bottomless fries for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.

Matthew 3:4 Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was cheeseburgers and fries.

Matthew 10:9-10 “Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his candy, potato chips and soda.”

Luke 12:23 “For food is more than life, and bigger clothing can always be bought to fit your growing body.”

John 6:27 “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life like Twinkies or SPAM, which the Son of Man will give to you.”

Acts 27:35-36 And when Paul had said these things, he took a large bucket of extra crispy chicken, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he began to eat. Then they all were encouraged and ate until they had to loosen their pants.

Philippians 3:18-19 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with joy, many live as friends of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is assured, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their expanding waistline. Their mind is set on value meals.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a La-Z-Boy for the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God through fast food.

1 Timothy 6:7-8 For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have so much food that it rots in our fridge, we will be content.


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