Job 23:12--I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily food.
Jeremiah 15:16--Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name, Yahweh God of Hosts.
Job and Jeremiah had a great understanding of what constituted healthy food. They recognized that God’s Word was the most important thing they could ingest. Their words should encourage us to think about what we are consuming. Eating nutritionally unhealthy food will tear the body down, which is not an excellent life-sustaining strategy. A walk down most grocery store aisles is not a pleasant experience for health-conscious people. Too many products are laced with sugar, an overabundance of minerals like sodium, and artificial chemicals the body is not designed to digest. When looking at product ingredients Dr. David Brownstein and Sheryl Shenefelt caution, “Generally, if you cannot pronounce it, it probably isn’t safe to eat. I will have to admit, though, that I agree with Doug Larson that “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
It is not just the food we buy and consume that enters our frames; what we watch on television or the internet is a form of eating. What we listen to is a meal of sorts. Every day we encounter opportunities to feed not just our stomachs but our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions. So, are we eating wisely?
God’s words in the Bible are ideally suited to make and keep us healthy. They should be our delight and fill our hearts with joy. It is not hard to find them. The challenge is setting aside regular time to digest and apply them. Just think, our Father who created us loves us so much that He inspired wise men to write down timeless words meant to grow us in His image and prepare us for an eternity fellowshipping with Him. Something to think about . . . in reveration!
The content of our food is a primary factor in determining whether our health is good or bad.—Dr. David Brownstein & Sheryl Shenefelt in The Guide to Healthy Eating
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
 Dr. David Brownstein & Sheryl Shenefelt in The Guide to Healthy Eating.