Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

I’m so excited about growing my own food. I’ve harvested a few green beans and expect to pick squash in a few days. Almost everything I planted was low in sugar until yesterday; I planted sweet potatoes. Hopefully, their high fiber content will help counterbalance the carbohydrates. They should do pretty well because they love the sun and the heat we have here in Florida. I try to be careful about what I eat because I don’t want to be overweight and because sugar seems to slow me down. I love food; it’s my weakness. Limiting my carbohydrate intake allows me to eat as much as I want of other foods, which makes me very happy. However, I don’t condemn others for eating sugar and carbs, though indulging may be a sin for me because it’s part of me taking up my cross daily. I like to carb-load occasionally, too.

There are a lot of limits to what a person can eat in the Jewish faith, so Paul wrote a portion of the letter to the Romans about them condemning others for what they choose to eat. God made everything clean; eat whatever you want, but be careful that your food doesn’t affect your health. 

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. Romans 14:14-15

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