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Food Facts

While working on my Summer Goals, I’ve decided that I’m going to take on 365 Day Reading Plan to tackle the Bible in 365 days.  While yes I’ve read parts and sections of the Bible, I’ve never read it from cover to cover…and I want to!  While reading, I am going to write down the “Food Facts” so that whenever facing nutritional doubt I have the perfect place to go.  On this page, as I go, I will list all of the places and phrases in the Bible in which God gives us nutritional direction.  As long as I am “striving each day to eat in a way in which God intended” I first have to become an expert in what He did in fact intend.

Day 1: May 26, 2011

Genesis 1:11:

Let the land produce vegetation: seed baring plants and tress on the land that bare fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.

Genesis 1:29:

I give you every seed baring plant on the face of the wool earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.  They will be yours afro food.  And to tall the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I vie every green plant for food.

Day 7: June 1, 2011

Genesis 9: 3-5

Everything that lives and movies will be food for you.  just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.  But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.  And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting.  I will demand an accounting from every animal.

Day 27: June 21, 2011

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift – a little balm, and a little  honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.

Day 40: July 4, 2011

Exodus 12: 15-20

For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast.  On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.

Day 43: July 7, 2011

Exodus 16:4-5

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you.  The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.  In this way I will test them and see whether they follow my instructions.  On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.

Exodus 16: 31-32

The people of Israel called the bread manna.  It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: “take an omen of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of Egypt.”

Day 55: July 20, 2011

Deuteronomy 8: 6-18

Observe the command of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and revering him.  For the Lord your God is bringing your into a good land – a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.  When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for good the good land he has gin you.  Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws, and his decrees that I am giving you this day.  Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your sliver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  He led your through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions.  He brought you water out of hard rock.  Have gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you.  You may say to yourself. ” My power and the strength of my  hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.

Day 61: August 1, 2011

Joshua 5: 10-12

On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover.  The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain.  The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan.

Day 65: August 25, 2011

Joshua 24: 13-15

So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.  Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness.  Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.  But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land your are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Whitney permalink
    July 10, 2011 10:22 pm

    Hi Ashley! I hope you and Dustin are doing well. I don’t know if you’ve already heard of these but I thought you might be interested in these two books if you haven’t. They’re by Jordan Rubin and the first one is The Maker’s Diet and the second is The Great Physician’s RX. Seeing that you’d posted these Bible verses made me think of these books. I loved both of them and thought you might too!

    • Ashley Harper Evans permalink*
      July 14, 2011 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Whitney! I’m going to check them out; I haven’t read either…I’m always looking for new material, so thanks for sharing! I hope you guys are doing well also!!



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