Eat All That’s On Your Plate
“Whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question…” In the context, Paul is discussing meats offered to idols. He shows the Christian’s responsibility in different situations that may arise in the eating of such. I’d like to take these words and apply them to our lives in a practical everyday way.
How many remember their Mother saying, “Make sure you eat everything on your plate?” And that meant eating those detestable vegetables. Your loving chef knew what was good for you, even if you didn’t!
And so it is with our single parent Heavenly Father. When He prepares and sets our meal before us, He expects us to eat everything on our plate. We are to accept whatever’s placed before us and believe Father knows best.
His only begotten Son, and our Elder Brother, left us an example by wiping His plate clean! And that included partaking of what you and I try to set aside and dispense with, crucifixion of self.
Putting the Cross in the mix makes even the bitter sweet.