The Bible frequently uses analogies from physical life to explain spiritual principles. There are over 700 references to eating in Scripture.
In the Bible, eating can be a symbol of fornication. Like Jacob and Christ, we must learn to curb our appetites, learning to distinguish holy from profane.
By studying eating in the experiences of those in the Bible, we plumb a deep well of instruction from which we can draw vital lessons to help us through life.
The Bible contains 700 references to the act of eating. Eating reminds us that God's provision and human need also apply on a spiritual level.
As Judges 14 opens, God motivates a spoiled, lustful, impetuous troublemaker to begin delivering Israel from the Philistines. Samson walked by sight.
Jesus shared many happy feasts with His disciples and attended banquets and celebrations, much to the chagrin of the self-righteous Pharisees.