What’s on your menu today? Vegetables or steak?

 

Meals, love, hatred, Proverbs 15

Have you ever sat with someone you loved to have a meal? Even if the food wasn’t that great, you were ok and content, comfortable in the fact that life was good right? But let’s flip that around and think about having a meal with someone you did not like. This person may have been abrasive, judgemental and rude (a real back-stabber gossipy type even) but you had no choice but to sit and eat with them (think work, family or church related scenarios for example). Did you feel as though the food was going to make you ill? Did your intestines feel as though they were tied in knots? Did your stomach or chest ache? Did you wonder just what you would have to do to detox your body and mind from the meal when you got back home? Yup, I believe we’ve all been there and done that.

So all I’m going to do now is refer you to the wisdom of Proverbs while asking this one last question:

“What are you eating today and who are you sitting down to eat it with?”

Why I like the words ‘Do Not’

In a world of chaos and confusion it is great to be able to hold on to strong words like ‘Do not’. There is no hesitancy or ambiguity in this instruction to not be afraid or be discouraged. It is a timely reminder that God is so much with us that there is no need to worry about anything aka He’s got our backs.

What words give you comfort and strength? Share them and let’s be strong together!