Have you ever heard a child say “I can’t wait until I grow up so I can do whatever I want.”? You may have said it yourself or at least thought it.
What an irony. When you think about it, at no other time in our lives than childhood do we have more real freedom. Our days are spent in self-indulgence, playing, learning and growing into who we are meant to be. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to go.
Children tend to bristle under rules, testing their validity usually by breaking them to see if consequences will follow. Some of mine bucked up against them on a daily basis. In a child’s eyes, adults make the rules. Their narrow view of life makes incapable of understanding the multitude of laws adults abide everyday.
Since most traffic laws are color-coded, children catch on to what means stop and what means go fairly quick. When the rambunctious toddler doing the back-car seat driving squeals to “Go faster!” the sign along the side of the road or the police car you just passed, makes a good visual aid for explaining the law you are currently trying to follow.
However, not all laws are as visual or as well enforced. A society runs on a host of laws. There are moral laws, social and criminal laws. All must be followed, the extent to which they are written or enforced does not, in any way, negate the law.
The same goes for dietary laws. Our heavenly Father put them in place. I don’t believe they are meant for our salvation, but for our health and happiness. Much the same way we as parents place rules in our homes for our own children.
Being our human condition lends us with a natural bent toward rebellion, most of us would prefer to roll the dice on our health. Then when the consequences — such as pounds or a frightening diagnosis — we cling to the newest fad diet hoping it will serve as a get out of jail free card.
If God is indeed the creator of the universe, and I believe He is, then scientific understanding should expound on the truth of His laws. In digging into The Maker’s Diet, I’m not looking to embrace –or sell you on–another diet program with the stamp of religion on it. Rather, to look closely at another man’s journey and discovery of those long ago — all but lost for most of us — laws of the Creator.
In How These 3 Simple Principles of a Judeo-Christian Diet Saved My Family, I wrote about the health crisis that served as a catalyst for our transformation.
This week’s reading of Jordan S. Rubin’s The Maker’s Diet, uncovered this small clip that summarized the heart of what we discovered that September. Rubin packed a lot of truth on this page that I really think we should take the next couple of weeks to unpack.
“The laws of God are enforced and are as sure as the law of gravity.”
We know these laws are enforced by the ill consequences of obesity, deterioration and disease, just as the law of gravity is enforced by the splat on the ground.
Once the law of gravity was discovered and understood, it was not only obeyed but also harnessed for our betterment. That is exactly what we want to do here.
We’ve all felt the consequences for our dietary actions. It’s time we learned the rules.
Have you ever found something in the Bible, you knew was so far advanced, perhaps just now scientifically explained — that it removed all doubt it was God?
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