BIBLE STUDY LESSON
TITLE: GOD’S FOOD
READING: DANIEL 1:1-17
BONUS: 1 TIMOTHY 4:4-5
In this reading will study God’s food
vs. the foods of the gods.
Daniel rejected the King’s delicacies,
and it created a challenge that got
him rewarded multiple times by God.
What is a delicacy?
It is defined as food that is rare.
We are talking about the foods
that everyone goes crazy over.
They call it the food of the gods,
but it is the food of the fools.
When it comes to our food,
we are meant to eat the meat,
anything after the flesh,
should be sacrificed.
Opens in the 3rd year of
Jehoiakim the King of Judah,
when Jerusalem was taken over
by the King of Babylon.
Tells us that God is the one
that gave Nebuchadnezzar the victory.
Because God had a plan for the land.
Shows the King appointing
the best in the land
to serve in the King’s Palace.
Amongst them was Daniel and his brothers.
The King then gave them all nicknames
and appointed them portions of
the King’s delicacies every day.
Shows Daniel’s wisdom and favor by God.
You see, Daniel rejected the King’s delicacies
because he didn’t want to defile himself.
In return, God not only gave Daniel favor
but also gave him favor with the Chief.
Sparks the Daniel Challenge.
For ten days, Daniel only ate vegetables
and drank water with the elders
while younger guys continued
to eat the King’s delicacies.
Shows the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
Everybody else was excited to partake
in the foods of the gods but
Daniel knew that the only food
that mattered was the food from God.
In order of us to have chicken wings you must:
kill a chicken, clean it and cook it.
But you call walk right up to God’s tree,
grab an apple and take a bite.
Even though they cursed us all,
when Adam and Even took a bite of the apple
they instantly received the benefits
of the Tree of Knowledge.
Shows us at the end of the challenge,
God gave them all knowledge and wisdom
but for Daniel, he gave him an extra reward
of understanding visions and dreams.
1 TIMOTHY 4:4-5
Tells us that all God’s creatures are good,
but they should be eaten with thanksgiving.
You see, thanksgiving isn’t about the feast,
it’s about the grace before you eat.
Giving thanks to God for the food,
but also having grace for the life
that was sacrificed for your food.
Some of the best chicken I’ve ever had came from Loyal Temple Church in Detroit, MI. That chicken was cooked by a group of sweet-old-ladies who dedicated their lives to cooking for the church. When I was young, I was confused how they would stay downstairs and cook while everyone else was upstairs having church. Were they getting blessed? I later learned that they were covered because they were servants of the Lord. And when I think back, every time I passed the kitchen, the ladies would be singing old gospel songs or having bible study. So, not only were they covered, but the food they were cooking was covered. That’s why it tasted so good.
Who are you getting your food from?
Chic-Fil-A won’t open on Sundays
because of an honor to God.
Even though they get a lot of backlash,
they are still one of the biggest brands
on the West Coast.
Chic-Fil-A isn’t successful
because of their menu,
they are successful
because of their covering.
So, when we go to make our food,
or make food for love ones,
let us have the love of God in it.
And when it comes to the decision of
eating veggies or eating meat,
just take it with thanksgiving knowing that
what comes from God is of God. Amen.
GTG Leader | 2022
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