There is a familiar adage that says “food for thought”. But what about “thought for food”? I was pondering this a couple of weeks ago, after writing the article “Organic Food”. Scientific studies show that thoughts (especially the ones we believe) have an effect on the mind, emotions and physical health etc. As a result there are many professionals, in a diversity of related fields, who attempt to help those who suffer from a verity of ailments due to poisonous thinking. If we look at thoughts as food, what comes to mind is a table around which we sit with our eating utensils, dishes and cups.
In 1 Corinthians 10:21 the apostle makes an interesting observation: “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's Table and of the table of demons”. One has to surmise that those tables are laden with food, which the host has placed them there for edification. As we all know from childhood, the 23rd Psalms proclaims: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (verse 5). Perhaps YHVH’s table is right next to the table of the enemy?!
Obviously we are looking at spiritual tables on which spiritual food and drink are being served. The question is, what is served on those tables that we can freely partake of? Let’s look at YHVH’s table and see what we can find there. Of course one would expect fruit like, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). Yes, also a few veggies such as: mercy, graciousness, hopefulness, faithfulness, encouragement, etc. Then there is also the “milk of the word”, and in order to quench the thirst, there is “the water of life”. For those who are not vegetarian, a leg of “Lamb” is available, which is a revelatory Word that speaks to the heart.
As to the enemy’s table, instead of describing what is being served there, let’s just say that the menu appeals to the lusts of the flesh of our humanity. If we eat or if we drink to the glory of Elohim (ref.1 Corinthians 10:31), giving thanks to Him for the food that He is serving us, we will not desire the adversary’s defiled delicacies. Yeshua invites us every day to arise and recline at His table and take from His hand, healthy “thought filled” provisions for our daily bread.
Well "thought"! Blessings and Shabbat Shalom dear ones!!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to eating with you at the Wedding Feast table!!!
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Great article & indeed well thought 🤔ReplyDelete
Yes I agree with Rivka & also looking forward to eat & 🥂wirh you @ the Wedding 👰🏻 🤵🏻 👑 table ❣️
Amen 🙏🏼 & Rosh Chodesh sameach ;-) Lilian