Summary: To show our acknowledgement of GOD comes every time we eat and after.
Do you acknowledge GOD before and after every meal?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show our acknowledgement of GOD comes every time we eat and after.
Deuteronomy 8:10 (Amplified Bible)
When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for all the good land which He has given you.
Our acknowledgement of GOD comes every time we eat and after.
Praise the LORD after eating
A. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
B. Name: Derived from 2 Greek words: "Deuteros" meaning second and "nomos meaning law.
C. Date written: 1407-1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: For the new generation of Israel in the wilderness.
E. To whom written: Children of Israel
F. Main Theme: Rehearsals of the Law
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 (Amplified Bible)
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you but [reverently] to fear the Lord your God, [that is] to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being,
To keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good?
G. Keyword: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. After eating
"When you have eaten and are full,"
It's always the usual, we thank GOD FATHER before eating, we say grace before every meal, but did we applied this in our lives, to praise HIM when done? Others take a long while to be full, while others are full in a short while, but it doesn't matter, the point is we have to praise HIM when we're done, just to be grateful and acknowledging HIM as the SOURCE of our food and the reason why we are full. Because it might be a small meal but still the same we're full.
Proverbs 17:1 (Amplified Bible)
BETTER IS a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting [on offered sacrifices] with strife.
A dry morsel can't make you full but you can pretend but GOD makes us full. It doesn't matter the food whether a lot or small, but GOD makes sure that we're full of nutrients and able to cope up with the troubles of a day.
Matthew 6:34 (Amplified Bible)
So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
Deuteronomy 6:11-12 (Amplified Bible)
And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,
Then beware lest you forget the Lord, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Giving thanks before every meal and praising GOD after every meal, is some kind of a mnemonics, it makes us remember and acknowledge who is our SOURCE, rather than remembering what the food tastes like. Go for the spiritual matters.
Matthew 6:25 (Amplified Bible)
Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?
John 6:27 (Amplified Bible)
Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.
You see it was not JESUS that they're looking for the BREAD from HEAVEN, but the bread that is of this world, because they are full.
John 6:26 (Amplified Bible)