1 Corinthians 10:30-31 Cooking By Faith

1 Corinthians 10:30-31 Cooking By Faith

30 But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks? 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:30-31

I’ve been under attack from the Enemy for making the most incredible artisan pizza at home, using the best ingredients available, and the most innovative pizza oven that’s not even on the US market yet.


Because haters are gonna hate, and stalkers are gonna pry…

Today, I felt led to seek God’s wisdom in this topic, food and cooking, and so let’s let our hearts resonate with the wisdom of 1 Corinthians 10:30-31: “If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” In these verses, the Apostle Paul imparts profound insights into the spiritual significance of our daily sustenance.

1. The Bounty of God’s Creation:
In a world filled with diverse cultures and culinary delights, we are blessed with a bounty of flavors, textures, and aromas that tantalize our senses. From the crispness of fresh vegetables to the warmth of homemade bread, every morsel is a testament to the richness of God’s creation. Our Creator has gifted us not only with life but with a world teeming with ingredients that compose the symphony of our daily meals.

2. Gratitude in Every Bite:
Paul encourages us to partake with thankfulness, recognizing that our ability to enjoy nourishment is a gift from God. In the simplicity of a shared meal or the intricacy of a thoughtfully prepared dish, there is an opportunity for gratitude. Let us cultivate a spirit of thanksgiving that extends beyond our tables into the very fabric of our lives.

3. The Best Ingredients on Earth:
Consider the marvels of the ingredients we have at our disposal. From the juiciest fruits to the most succulent meats, we are surrounded by the best offerings Earth can provide. Yet, beyond the physical, these ingredients symbolize the love and care woven into the tapestry of creation. Each bite is an invitation to rejoice in the craftsmanship of our Creator.

4. Honoring God in Our Eating Habits:
As we delight in the flavors bestowed upon us, let us be mindful of our eating habits. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), and the choices we make regarding our sustenance can be a form of worship. Honoring God involves not only gratitude but also stewardship of the vessels through which His light shines.

5. Community and Shared Meals:
The act of eating is not solely an individual experience but often a communal one. Shared meals strengthen the bonds of community, fostering connections that transcend the physical act of nourishment. As we sit around tables laden with God’s provisions, let our hearts rejoice in the fellowship that mirrors the unity of the body of Christ.

6. The Spiritual Feast:
Our physical meals, while satisfying our earthly hunger, also point to a greater spiritual feast. Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger” (John 6:35). In partaking with thankfulness, we acknowledge the spiritual sustenance found in Christ, whose sacrifice provides eternal nourishment for our souls.

7. Glorifying God in All Things:
Ultimately, Paul reminds us to do all things to the glory of God. Our meals, with the best ingredients on Earth, become an offering of praise when approached with gratitude and mindfulness. Whether in the simplicity of a daily repast or the grandeur of a festive feast, our hearts can resonate with the psalmist’s words: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Psalm 23:5).

Let’s approach our meals with a renewed perspective. May the delight in the flavors of God’s creation be a source of gratitude, and may the act of eating become an expression of worship. As we rejoice in the best ingredients on Earth, let our hearts be filled not only with physical satisfaction but with the spiritual nourishment that comes from honoring our Creator in all things.

May our tables be sanctuaries of thanksgiving, and may our lives be a continuous hymn of praise to the One who provides both the daily bread and the Bread of Life.

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Father God;
We thank you for your presence in our lives,
We praise you Lord for the wisdom bestowed upon Paul,
And we ask you Lord to help us find joy in your perfect plan.

Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through your Word, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by the truth as we spread the good news to one and all,
And lead the lost to You.

God we pray that you will continue to bless us,
To bless our lives and fill us with hope.
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and our place with you in Heaven
According to your ways, your everlasting wisdom and strength.

May your will be done, here on Earth and through the vast Universe,
May our hearts be filled with your everlasting love and grace.
Praises to You God, Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre

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Daniel St.Pierre

Daniel St.Pierre is a born again child of God. A Canadian immigrant to the United States, Daniel considers himself "blessed to be a blessing" as the ministry he leads continues to reach thousands of souls each month, on a global scale since 2003.