What does faith have to do with our food?
No word of Scripture was written in vain. Although we do not understand all of it, they maintain their extraordinary significance and their great utility.
I proved this a few days ago. The Lord Jesus said that His signs would follow those who believed in His Name: they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16.17-18).
I understood all of them, but one I particularly imagined would hardly occur in my life: drinking something deadly. After all, I thought this was only about the accidental, or obligatory, intake of poison.
But, seeing the current situation of the world, I realized that this is not quite so.
All the major media outlets have already raised the issue of food which is bad for health, but that remains on the shelves of supermarkets, and controversial transgenic foods.
Who hasn’t gone to a doctor or read an academic article that said that a particular food was malefic and that people should get away from it? But some time later, to our surprise, other research appeared and what was once “abominable” turned the “dear” again …
And there we are in the middle of the controversy like: “Do I use sugar or sweetener?”; “Should I eat or or avoid eggs?”; “Is coffee good or bad?” Etc.
But I believe that among these discussions, nothing is more intriguing than transgenic foods. That is, those who had their seeds genetically modified, receiving other substances to serve certain purposes. You and I probably eat this every day, even without knowing it.
The world’s arguments for changing the genetic code of food are many. These include: ending hunger in places of poverty, improving the nutritional quality of food, and exterminating pests that damage crops.
However, we have protocols from scientists who claim that this manipulation of seeds is not safe for the human organism or the environment. They say that this only meets unethical economic interests.
And in the middle of this debate, we were left with no answers.
I think that the Lord Jesus, knowing what society would become, assured us with His promises of protection from these mortal powers. Most people are in constant danger by eating, especially those living in large urban centers.
This is why faith is of exceptional value! It has the power to make us conquer, and, above all, to establish the conquests. It helps us go forward, but it also gives us conditions to protect us. However, it is personal, and will only neutralize the powers of evil if it’s used.
So it is time to use our faith to literally feed ourselves.
So if you know that a certain food is bad for your health, you should abandon it. And use faith for what you do not know. And one last piece of advice: you who have a little piece of land in the backyard, enjoy it and grow what you get with love, and without pesticides!
That is why I think the privileged are those who have their roots in the country because in addition to having learned the hard work and the precious lessons of simplicity and having had wonderful contact with nature, the work of our God, they also were able to know a healthy lifestyle.
See you next week!