I love to study nutrition. I love how God put foods on the earth to heal and protect us. I love how different foods have different vitamins and minerals. I like making new recipes with healthy foods. It fascinates me. I’ve noticed a trend in nutrition; however, that is very concerning to me and it reminds of the way that I heard satan say to Eve in the Garden of Eden, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree in the garden?'”
That subtle change in God’s Word was enough to get Eve to begin a conversation with satan so that he could tempt her to believe what he said instead of what she knew to be the truth of God’s Word. This is the same thing I see him doing in the world of nutrition.
I just picked up 3 of my favorite nutrition books this morning to verify. The first one had a picture of the chain of evolution from monkey to human to fat human. The second and third talked about how far we’ve come since being cave men.
So, I consulted my book on the history of creation: The Bible. I see that God created man and woman in a garden. He gave them trees with fruit that bore seeds, herbs, and plants. After they sinned and had to leave the garden, their son Abel was a keeper of sheep. Cain was a tiller of the ground. (Shepherd and farmer) These aren’t unintelligent cavemen with no food. These are intelligent people with access to healthy foods, intentionally growing them.
I see Jubal coming in a while. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute. Tubal-Cain was an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. Oh! And did I mention that before these two were born, Cain built a city and named it after his son? He wasn’t living in a cave, unable to form words or think properly.
Even after the great flood, Noah became a farmer. He planted a vineyard, too. It just goes on and on from there. As Christians, we have to guard ourselves. Yes, be wise enough to eat whole foods and take care of your body. I believe 100% that God put foods on this earth to nourish our bodies and give us the things we need. But we must beware of what subtleties we allow into our minds. Know the truth of God’s Word. Know your Creator and how all things began. Make sure your house is built on the Rock and you will be safe when the winds of untruth come blowing by.
We must remain in the Word and pray as it says in Ps. 25:5, “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Scripture references for the things I mentioned today, in order: Gen. 3: 1-24, Gen. 2:7-25, Gen. 4:2, Gen. 4:20-21, Gen. 4:22, Gen. 4:17, Gen. 9:20