My wife Hazel at: http://hazel-moon-blog.blogspot.com/ sent me over to Ann's site Food on Fridays.
I hope you enjoy my musings! Today I muse on FOOD.
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Food is symbolic of all the creature comforts both physically and psychologically.
Part of the lyrics to the “Food” song is found in the movie Popeye, the lyrics read as follows;
In the Bible this appetite is a quality revealing the natural man’s nature. He is a person who goes about seeking those things that cater to one who is void of the things of the spirit.
2Corinthians 2:14 defines his plight thusly; The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
One of the sons of Isaac is a prime example;
Genesis 25:30-34 And Esau said to Jacob; Give me a full meal of that Red soup, for I am overcome with need for food: for this reason he was named Edom.
And Jacob said, First of all give me your birthright.
And Esau said, Truly, I am at the point of death: what profit is the Birthright to me?
And Jacob said, First of all give me your oath; and he gave him his oath, handing over his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave him bread and soup; and he took food and drink
And went away, caring little for his birthright.
The birthright gave him the right to be the head of the family, to be the spiritual leader and the representative before GOD for the family.
But for Esau every thing was food, food, food.
The natural man is devoid of the Spirit and goes about his entire life filling it with toys of the flesh which last until the novelty wears off and then he must seek some other fix.
The quest for spiritual life requires a hungry heart that can only be conciliated by the infusion of the new birth.
Then the new search begins for food, food, food, but it is now a search for that which feeds the reborn spirit.
This food is the fellowship with The Spirit Of GOD and his Word. This alone will quell the appetite of the new Born spirit.
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