Is not life more than food?

When I graduated from high school, my youth group leaders and pastor at the church I attended for years gifted me with “The One Year Bible” and signed it with nice messages. This bible is really cool because it separates the chapters into 365 segments called “Day 1” through “Day 365” making it an easy task to read the entire book in one year. The chapters are mixed up and out of order as well, combining similar contexts for a pleasing even flow.


Long story short, five years later and I’m finally reading the darned thing. And it’s amazing. Haha honestly the Bible has some crazy stuff in it that you wouldn’t expect. I’m only on “Day 8” AKA “January 8” (whatever) and I had to stop in my tracks to share these verses with all you food lovers out there. It may sound silly to some, but for a long time I believed that I was ruled by food and the way I looked. So I guess this is for food lovers, food-obsessed people, image-obsessed people, and people looking for a deeper meaning. Kay here we go:

Matthew 6:25-34

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life– whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all you worries add a single moment to your life?

“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”




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