Sometimes when you go out to eat, you will see people bowing their heads and giving thanks for their meals. You may glance at them because this is something you aren’t custom to seeing. Well, that just proves how far we have drifted because we don’t understand the elementary principle of thanking God for the food we eat (1 Timothy 4:4-5; Acts 27:35; Luke 24:30).
Somewhere along the way, our teaching about the existence of God and how we, as His creation are indebted to Him, has gotten lost in the fray (2 Tim. 3:1-4). Yes, thanking God for our food is a wonderful thing because it is not by our power that we eat, but by the grace of God we get our daily bread (Matthew 6:11, 6:25-26, 5:45; Ecclesiastes 3:12-13).
So let us not be fascinated by those who are praying before eating, but rather those who have the gall to eat and give no acknowledgment to the Lord (Ephesians 5:20).
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