7 bible verses about food

7 Bible Verses About Food (but they aren't all about food)

Here are 7 Bible Verses About Food BUT they aren’t all about food…physical food that is. Spiritual Food is more important than physical food to sustain us and these Bible verses will tell you how.

1. Matthew 4:4
Jesus answered, "It is written, man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Jesus was in the wilderness and had been fasting for forty days and forty nights. He was hungry. The devil came to him in that moment and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”  Jesus’ response was this verse…I urge you to shift your focus – from food to God. I do Intermittent Fasting and am a firm believer in The Amazing Power of Fasting & Prayer.  I know what it feels like to be hungry during a fast and how the enemy can tempt you but there is power in putting God before food.

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2. 1 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of the Lord.

Everything we eat must be a way to glorify God – if we are constantly over-indulging in unhealthy foods, then we are not glorifying God. This doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself from foods that you enjoy but you do need to be mindful of lack of self-control. Just because I am having a couple of cookies each day, it does not mean that I am dishonouring God in my eating – it means that I have learned to find the balance…something that I never thought I would be able to do.

3. Proverbs 25:27a

It is not good to eat too much honey.

This is pretty straight forward – if you eat too much of something, it isn’t good for you and it could make you sick. I know that if I over-indulge in too much cake, I will feel sick so I try not to eat too much. If you have certain foods that make you feel sick do not eat too much of it.

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4. Psalm 78:24

“He rained down manna for the people to eat, He gave them the grain of heaven.”

This is just amazing. When the Israelites were in the wilderness God provided them with bread every day to sustain them. He will always provide the food we need. Over the years, there have been many times when we have been struggling and miraculously someone has shown up at our home with a box of food, or invited us over for tea, or given us some money, or there has been money in my bank account without knowing where it came from! God is a miracle working God and will always supply our greatest need, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

5. Isaiah 55:2b

"Listen, listen to me, eat what is good and you will delight in the richest of fare."

Once again, this verse is telling us to feast on God’s Word and we will be filled with joy, peace and contentment. Nothing can satisfy our souls like the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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6. Matthew 15:11

"It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of a mouth; this defiles him."

Eating cookies and cake is not what defiles us, of course it can have negative affects on us but what truly defiles us is what comes out of our mouths. Be mindful of how you speak and the state of your heart. We must take care of our physical health but our emotional and spiritual health must come first.

7. John 6:27

"Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him, God the Father has set his seal.

This passage of Scripture is when Jesus explains to the people that the purpose of Jesus’ ministry is spiritual, not merely physical. The people had been following Jesus because of His miraculous feeding of the 5000 in Capernaum; they just wanted free food and a show so Jesus had to remind them what they needed to be focused on. The Scriptures are constantly reminding us that we need more than physical food to survive so we must take this to heart and be serious about feasting on the Spiritual food (God’s Word) that God has available to us.

Food doesn’t need to be our enemy or something that we feel guilty about. Shift your focus and put Christ at the Centre and your eating habits will soon change.

Do you think spiritual food is more beneficial than physical food? Leave a comment below and share this article with others if you found it to be encouraging.

Love and Blessings,

Kala xx