I need regular reminders that peace does not come from my grocery list, a quota of calories, or the food pyramid. The peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding is an enduring gift of grace. If his peace came through our adherence to rules, systems, or our works (Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:8), his grace would no longer be grace, and the news would no longer be good. As Paul cautioned, we must be careful that we are not “led away” by judgments over foods. What we eat cannot satisfy our soul. Hebrews 13:9 reminds us it is good for our hearts to feast on and be strengthened by grace.
As we plan for meals and shop for groceries, it’s wise to consider what’s good for us. God has called us to be good stewards of the gifts he’s given us, including our body and our budget. God’s word also tells us that the earth is the Lord’s (1 Corinthians 10:26) and everything in it. It is he who has given us life, and breath, and everything (Acts 17:25), including the wide variety of options in your favorite aisle.
Excerpt from God Is in the Grocery Aisle.