An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

The Biblical Diet

(Pro 28:25 KJV)  He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

You got to love the KJV.  This verse is one reason that modern, fitness conscious suburbanites are not in love with the KJV.  The old English insisted on giving a literal translation.  It may have fit their culture but it offends modern minds.  To be “made fat” (KJV) (1878) is to “prosper” (NASB).  

This calls to question our modern assumptions.  I just read a book about the controversy over eating fat and it health consequences.  The general feel of the book was that we would be healthier eating fat and lard than we are with hydrogenated oils and trans fat.  I found it interesting that such an idea could be verified Biblically.  The modern phobia is not really about fat, it is about beef.

So?  Might I suggest that you consider the Bible as you contemplate your diet.  What foods are mentioned in the Bible?  Which are forbidden and which are presented in a positive light?  I am not a doctor nor do I give medical advice, but I do like to make people think.

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