Did you know that there’s no such thing as bad food? That’s right. Whether it’s candy, burgers or Brussels sprouts, food is good. Why? Because God made food. He made food to give you energy, and he made food to taste good.

That’s why St. Paul told his friends at the church in Corinth, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV).

But what does that mean? Can you eat a cookie for the glory of God? Or drink soda?

Well, yes! It also means you can eat a super healthy salad for the glory of God. Because it’s less about what you do and more about why you do it. 

Does that mean you should eat as many sweets as you want? Well, no. Paul also said, “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things build up” (1 Corinthians 10:23, ESV).

See, God designed your body. It makes him happy when you take good care of what he’s made. Better yet, it makes him happy when you find joy in his creation.

And that means you can be grateful for sour gummies and cookies. But it also means you should know that eating too many sweets can be bad for you. In the long run, too much sugar and too many calories hurt your body. God made your body! So he would never want for you to harm it with how you eat.

And those veggies your parents like you to eat? Unlike sweets, they’re full of the protein, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins your body uses to build muscle and feel good.

So what’s the takeaway? Food is good. If it’s yummy or good for you, God gave it to you to enjoy. Don’t hurt yourself with it, and don’t judge what other people eat. And above all, thank God every time you eat!

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  • 1 Corinthians 10:23-33
  • Psalm 107:1-9
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  • Thank God before every meal.
  • Talk to your parents or pastor about ways you can bless hungry kids with the food they need.
  • Slow down and really enjoy your
    food the next time you eat.
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  • Ask God to use the food you eat to give you strength to help others.
  • Ask that God will bless hungry kids across the globe with food.