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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

There is an old saying, “You are what you eat.” Someone sarcastically said if that is true there are a lot of donuts and pastries walking around. 🙂  Our airwaves are inundated with diet plans and food plans and pills and exercise plans all designed to get us to eat, act, and look right.

Much more dangerous are those who follow the mantra of the world by exposing themselves to violence, excitement, erotica, and materialism.

Hunger is seen in different ways in the Bible.

  • In Isaiah 14: 12-14 we find the story of the fall of Lucifer.
  • In Daniel 4 we find Nebuchadnezzar looking over his kingdom and being rather pompous.
  • In Luke 12 we find Jesus telling the story of the rich farmer who had such a bumper crop that his storehouse was too small. So he decides to big bigger barns and then say, “You have goods for many years to come.  Relax. Eat, drink and enjoy yourself.”

Lucifer hungered for power. Nebuchadnezzar hungered for praise. The rich fool hungered for pleasure. In the end, they all lost it all.

There is a better “meal plan” for the follower of Christ.  Jesus said in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.” (NASB2020)  I’m going to be probe what Jesus meant when He said this and what it has to do with us in 2022.

I hope you will join me and OVCF this coming Sunday either in person or online.  I know this is the Labor Day holiday so if you plan to travel please be safe.