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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


In the movie” Popeye” there is the song “Every thing is food.”

The song starts;

Everything is food, food, food
Everything is food to go
Everything is food for thought
Everything you knead is dough
It is food, Everything is food

I had a Bible teacher who said, "We give our bodies three meals a day and for our spirit a cold snack on Sunday” and then he added, “is it any wonder that the voice of our bodies is much stronger than the voice of our spirits?”

Philippians 3:18-19
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Proverbs 23:20
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat.

The truth of these verses stands out when I look in the mirror. While I don’t struggle with the drunkard’s part, the eater of meat gets me. What makes it worse is both issues are lumped together in one verse with equal value.

Song goes on;
Everything is upside down now
Everything is sunny side up
It's ubiquitous
Enigmatic and
They can't trick us
With no hot dogmatic

When we look deeper we find it is appetite that is the villain for we will strain to be filled with what the appetite demands.

Genesis 25:30-34
And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.) Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

It would take a large book to explain what can be learned from this passage. You start with; hunger, then compromise, then satiation and lastly despising that which was lost. Later deception by his brother caused him to also lose the blessing due to him also.

Hebrews 12:17
For you know that afterward, when he (Esau) desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. Don’t you just hate it when there is no way to erase the consequences of an error committed?

Matthew. 5:6 How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied! Do you suppose they will be filled with what they are hungry for?

Romans 13:14
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Looks like it is a two step proposition; step 1 put on the Lord Jesus Christ, step 2 make no provision for the flesh.

There was a dance called the two step and the guys that could only do one step were left standing on the dance floor while the girl moved on and so it is there is no one stepping in Christ.

Moral; it simply comes down to appetite; you will do whatever it take to satisfy what you are hungering for.

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