God Wants You To Eat Your Vegetables

“If it tastes good, spit it out!” said the 70+ year old man who pulls his SUV around for a workout.  I saw his story on the news a few months back (tried to find a clip, but couldn’t come up with anything…sorry).  He and is wife are both over 70, yet they are in incredible physical shape.  They both practice a form of primitive workout and diet.  Their exercises resemble tasks that primitive man would have done; chase supper, kill supper, drag supper home.  Their diet consists only of things that primitive man would have eaten; no tv dinners, no frozen pizzas, no processed food period! (Sounds like no fun to me).

I kind of laughed when he said, “if it tastes good, spit it out,” but I think he was serious.  Now obviously this is a little extreme, but he has a point.  We always want the goodies, but we need something that is good for us (physically and spiritually).  And what is good for us is not always what tastes the best.  In fact, sometimes it tastes downright awful.  And sorry Mary Poppins fans, good lessons don’t always come with a spoon full of sugar; but they are good for us in the end.

So what’s my point?  Thanks for asking.  If you have a pastor that will preach the Truth to you in love without sugar-coating it, be thankful that someone cares enough about you to make you eat your vegetables.  If God is correcting you because of some sin in your life, don’t be angry; “for the Lord reproves him whom he loves” (Proverbs 3:12).  He is making sure you get the stuff that will make you strong.  He could just give you the stuff that tastes good, but with out good nutrition, you will die.

Now stop scooping those veggies to the dog under the table…eat up, it will make you strong! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “God Wants You To Eat Your Vegetables”

  1. Proverbs 27:7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

    The truth is that if you are hungry enough you will eat just about anything! Stay hungry for God and even spiritual vegetables will taste sweet!

    Good Post!

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