Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall. So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
“…and everything that does not come from faith is sin.” How bold is that statement? If we eat food but not based on faith that God would provide, but just in the thinking that it was luck, happenstance, or only because of our labor— we have sinned. If we wish for something better in our life— a new home, a new job/career, a baby, a new car, marriage, a vacation, or financial wealth— yet it is a wish or prayer not based in faith, but rather chance or luck, or out of fear, or in thinking that we alone can make it work—then we have sinned.
Whatever we speak, think, do, or consume should have a foundation in faith, and the belief that God will always provide a solution, a way, and a path, and it will always be on time and in abundance. Let’s stop relying on man’s devices, laws, tricks and schemes to gain wealth, happiness, and joy— instead let’s turn to our most faithful Father-Mother to provide what we need and when we need it.
Father, of the verses that I just read, I took from this that anything that does not come from faith is a sin. Whatever done, said, consumed, or thought, which is not derived from faith is deemed a sin in Your eyes. So I pray that my thoughts, actions, deeds, and words are produced through faith not fear; faith not anger; faith not arrogance; faith not envy; faith not greed. I pray that whatever food or drink that I consume that I show thanks for the blessing, having faith that You will always provide sustenance for me each and every day. I pray this as a follower and lover of Christ, in Your name Father. Amen.
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