Got the munchies? Not sure what to do? Let’s take a look at the Bible to see how our spiritual ancestors handled their growling tummies. Some of these people showed wisdom and some showed folly. Let’s see if you can spot my 2 favorites for application in our own lives!
1. Sell your birthright for red lentil stew. (Genesis 25:29-34) Poor Esau. Let’s hope it was the best stew he’d ever had! Think he got seconds?
2. Threaten to wipe out an inhospitable man and his entire family. (1 Samuel 25) I don’t really blame David here. Hungry war bands should be fed right away, especially if they asked nicely. Good thing Abigail was there to smooth things over.
3. Borrow a kid’s lunch and share it with five thousand men and their families. (Mark 6:30-44) This one might be above our pay grade.
4. Eat only vegetables. (Daniel 1:8-20) Daniel and his friends did this for ten days and became the best looking young men in Babylon’s captive-to-magi training program.
5. Give the last of your food to a prophet. (1 Kings 17:7-16) You’re going to die anyway, right? May as well please God before you do; He has a way of taking care of his own.
6. Drink some water and wait for God to send you ravens carrying food. (1 Kings 17:1-6) This is a good idea even if you’re not hiding in a desert ravine to save your life. God might not send ravens your way, but the concept is good: drink and wait.
Did you catch my favorites? That’s right: #4 and #6! Eat vegetables, drink, and wait. When your body asks to be filled, do it right! And for the entrepreneurs out there, make some really, really good lentil stew and buy your family’s inheritance cheap.