Jesus Ate. Like, a lot: Wrapping Up A Month of Living Like Jesus.
In this episode Sandy and Elisabeth talk more about living like Jesus and specifically how much He ate. Spoiler alert: It was a lot.
JOHN 12:1-2 Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him.
We know that Jesus ate a lot because it is talked about in the Bible a lot. It is not in there by accident. It’s pretty clear that Jesus balanced marathon teaching and healing sessions with weekends away with close friends eating, drinking and relaxing. It’s not in the Bible by accident. We are supposed to pay attention to it.
Jesus Fed Others
JOHN 21:4 Jesus said to them, come and have breakfast.
Jesus only spent so much time with the disciples after His resurrection. His message and His instruction in these appearances is vital to the mission of the first church and all of us that came after.
Jesus Went To Dinner
MARK [2:15] And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
Jesus ate with sinners, and tax collectors, which apparently was even worse. He wasn’t afraid to spend time with the people who needed Him the most.
Jesus Is Food
LUKE [22:19] This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.
Just as bread is vital to our physical life Jesus is vital to our spiritual life. Jesus not only commanded us to eat but He commanded us to think of Him every time we did. And I’m pretty sure He wanted us to think about that a lot.
Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith and do what He did.
Now go have a snack and do something good.
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