Eze 16:27 Behold therefore, I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, that are ashamed of thy lewd way.
That sums it up perfectly for us awakened dieters. Our ordinary food was extraordinary and now it is diminished. We have been delivered to the sluggish metabolisms and it works against us at the slightest variant in our diet routine. We fall off the wagon one bump at a time and we are ashamed at our lewd relapses.
O.K, I did add some writer liberties in this descriptive passage, but I assure you we all have days that feel like that. It is so difficult to live the "perfect" diet day, day-in and day-out. It becomes burdensome to know that although we have long ago repented at our gluttony ways, our body does not react immediately. It is even harder to come to grips that it was God that stretched out His hand upon us to catch our attention in this manner.
But such is life. We can now fully conscious of the fact, feed the flesh, or feed the spirit. The spirit is so much more fulfilling, yet we have become so familiar with the flesh that we hate to lose touch with it. Our encouragement comes that God is Spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in the spirit. Is that enough to make us pass up that next meal that will be too abundant for the body to process without punishment? We have choices, and we have free will. Let us choose to be delivered from the daughters of the Philistines!
Posted at 01:49 am by editor