Saturday, April 9, 2011

Food talk?

Just what does your food mean? I started looking at the Bible for food references, and what I found fascinated me.  The Bible is filled with food talk, but it is not talking about food necessarily.  It's talking about theology, it's talking about God.

The word faith is used about 275 times in the Bible....but the verb to eat is used some 800 times!

Jesus doesn't say "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone should answer I will enter and discuss existential theology with him" No. Jesus says " I will dine with him."

All of the Resurrection appearances occurred at the table, with the one exception of the appearance at the tomb.  The rest were at meals; on the road to Emmaus, in the Upper Room, and the fish fry on the edge of the Sea of Galilee.

Why all this food talk in the Bible?  That is what I intend to explore in the coming months. I'm thinking about writing a daily devotional based on food in scripture written for cooks and lovers of food.   I guess we'll see what happens

stay hungry
PeaceA Biblical Feast: Foods from the Holy Land

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