(Proverbs 23:20 KJV) Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
Food. For much of the world it is a struggle to get enough. To most in the West it is a matter of excess. In the Western world we don’t understand how many people do not even have enough to eat each day. We need to develop this perspective. I need to develop this perspective. At either end of the spectrum, food can become an idol.
Does this verse mean that eating is supposed to be a serious business? Perhaps it reflects people who do not eat with the proper thanks to God for providing. We who live in modern society do not appreciate what it takes to get food from the fields to the table. We are not aware of all the miracles that are necessary for us to have the bounty we know. Even the farmer does not understand all of the details that are involved in taking seed, dirt, water and sunlight and providing bread.
So? We will never know all that goes into putting the bounty on our table but we can be grateful. We can focus on the glorious way in which God has provided. Thank Him also that He gave us the taste-buds that make it possible to enjoy the variety. Savor.