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.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you.
'He feeds on ashes; A deceived heart has turned him aside; And he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, 'Is there not a lie in my right hand?' ' (Isaiah 44:20). OK, I'm talking about food here. Fast food and soda. It's the lie sitting in your right hand.
This war is a 'soft' war about marketing and manipulating, drinks and snacks, chemicals and additives. It's about the sanctioned contamination of our food supply. Why? Longer shelf life, cheaper production, zippier taste, and higher profits. Who's behind it? Food moguls and politicians, but let's look deeper.
The 'father of lies' (John 8:44) has inspired cunning con men: advertising geniuses. Their goal? Your money. Their technique? Brainwashing 101. The cost? Your health.
God says, 'Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter' (Isaiah 5:20). This scripture is being fulfilled in many ways, including within our food.
When we read about ancient pagan cultures who 'Sacrificed their children to their idols' (Ezekiel 23:39), we are repulsed. But what are we doing with the growing waistlines and declining health of our own children? Are 21st century kids being sacrificed to the idols of big profit, hurried lifestyles, and fast food?
There's a global food war maiming and killing our population so slowly they don't see it happening. Like boiling a lobster. But considering obesity as a foundation for diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, it's a consuming problem. God's people need to wake up to the enemy's action plan and opt out.
'And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you.' Don't become anyone's merchandise. You've already been bought for the highest price ever paid.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Eating Right series.