Do All to the Glory of God “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. . . . If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:23-31
Rule One – Eat To The Glory Of God
Take food in and nourishment for your body with a view of God’s great value, praise, and honor in mind.
Rule Two – Eat To The Advantage of Many
Consider if some of the food you have, or the money you spend on food, could be shared with someone else for their advantage.
Rule Three – Eat With God’s Eternal Favor In Mind
John 4 provides a circumstance where Jesus was too “weary” to go in to town and waited at the well for the disciples to come back with food. When the disciples got back, Jesus did not eat. His conclusion was his fulfilment was doing the will of God. Jesus was more concerned about God’s eternal favor than his own temporal fulfilment.
Rule Four – Eat To Help
The Bible speaks of many foods people ate such as fruit of trees, animals, milk, honey, locusts, figs, grain, bread, etc. God wants the food we eat to help us, add value, and promote the health of our body.
Rule Five – Eat To Build Up
The food and drink you take in should build up. God desires you to treat your body as His Temple. He doesn’t want you to destroy your temple or to eat foods that tear you down.
Rule Six – Eat To Benefit Others
Others are watching what you eat and how much you eat. Consider eating to benefit others. This translates into “example”. Eat to be an example to others. Eat in a manner that God would have others to eat.
Rule Seven – Eat With Thankfulness
When eating, always acknowledge God’s grace. God has favorably leaned towards us to provide what our bodies need to live and move. It is because of God’s “leaning towards us” which provides us the food and nourishment our body needs.