Come and dine is the subtitle to the book I am working on. It is still percolating. A Biblical Approach To Nutrition is not about food or supplements. You will have to wait and see.
Revelation 3:20 was always a salvation verse when I was growing up. When we look closely, we see another application. It says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
I want to contrast this verse with another. Song of Solomon 5:2 can be applied to us and the Lord. I am going to type it as such. It says, “I sleep, but my heart is awake; it is the voice of my Beloved! He knocks, saying, Open for Me, My sister, My love, My dove, My perfect one…”
In verse 3 she delayed through excuses. Verse 4-5 says, “My beloved put His hand by the latch of the door, and my heart yearned for Him. I arose to open for my Beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock.”
Did you notice the fragrance in His touch? He let her know that He was there but He didn’t force His way in. The Lord never does. He waits for our response.
When I grew up eating was done in silence. It was serious business for my dad. Even when I took care of him those 10 1/2 years, eating was in silence. He was a fast eater and always finished before I was half done. So I learned to ask him questions about the book he was reading. It was a way of conversation.
When the Lord says, ‘Come and dine,’ He has the table set with the choicest of foods. Galatians 5:22-23 defines them as the fruit of the Spirit. Our relationship with Him is bathed in love. Everything He did and continues to do demonstrates His character of love. 1 John 4:8 says, “…God is love.”
To physically eat as though it is a race, or when we are emotionally distraught, or fearful, will negate the process of digestion. To chew slowly and thoroughly enhances our digestion.
Dining with the Lord is pleasurable, peaceful, and full of conversation that touches our heart. The Lord is never in a hurry. He yearns for His time with us, and savors every moment. Isaiah 55:2 says, “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.”