Does God Care About What You Eat?

When I say, “God doesn’t care about what you eat,” don’t think that God doesn’t care about every detail of your life. He cares about you so much he sent his Son into the world to save you from your sins. But Jesus did not come into the world to save you from the sin of Twinkies. You need to understand sin according to God’s standard.

Sin is disobedience that arises from pride and lack of faith. “Things done without faith are sin.” So says Scripture. You could eat all health food every meal. But without faith, your diet is nothing but sin. We could even do good deeds. But without faith, even our good acts are as awful as undeniably awful acts. To make matters worse for us, we all commit undeniably awful acts.

The blood spilled by Jesus on the cross can wash away all the sin you commit by those “things done without faith.” If you repent of these sins and believe in Jesus by faith then *splash splash* you’re washed in the blood. Jesus’s resurrection from the dead gives you freedom to live a life by faith. This life by faith is a life of freedom. This freedom extends even to what you eat. The Bible says, “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”

So, no, God doesn’t care about what you eat as if food was His standard of righteousness. The Bible says, “Food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.”

But, yes, God does care about what we eat because eating is a part of our lives. God cares about our lives. And when we live a life by faith in Jesus, we please God in all that we do, no matter what we eat.

I hope you readers of feedingjimmy.com understand this life of faith in Jesus. I hope you live this life of faith in Jesus. The Bible warns not to let your food eating freedom to be a stumbling block to others. But you at least deserve to know that you have this freedom.

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