Recently I have been plagued with a question. Could better eating habits help us to be more intamate with the Father? In Leviticus chapter 11 God gives us a detailed list of things that are concidered clean and unclean. I have asked other people about this and the first thing that they say is that this list of clean and unclean was and still is for the Jews, and as gentiles it is okay to eat what ever we want. But this just doesn’t sit right with me. God gave this “diet” to HIS people. Now as christians and adopted children of God, aren’t we concidered his people too. Now given that bit of information wouldn’t we as well as the Jews be held to the same standards. Should we obey Gods law when it comes to what we put into our bodies? Yes I believe we should, even if this means that we change our eating habits. When we are saved we become a whole new person, shouldn’t we concider what we put into that new person.
Today everyone is busy busy busy! Fast food is a billion dollar industry, because we don’t have the time to think about what we eat. Pulling up to a drive through window is much easier than standing in front of a hot stove after working an 8 hour shift. But just because it is easier does in no way make it okay. God sets for us a higher standard, I don’t think that he wants us to scarf down some highly processed food stuff. That in my opinion isn’t really food anymore. My point is that most people either don’t care or don’t have time to think about what they are putting into their bodies. But I think God wants us to think about it.
In 1 Corinthians 6:19 it says: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own. And in 1 Corinthians 3:17 says: If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
So my question is if we eat the things that are concidered biblically unclean are we defiling our temple? And if we change our diets to eat only those things concidered clean then could we as a people be healthier and closer to the Father?