Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You are what you eat.



I don’t really know where that expression came from. I understand the concept and in part it is true. There is a guy that does the TV show Man vs Wild where he eats all kinds of dirty things and he "appears" to be healthy. So are bugs and dead animals really good for you? If you broke them down to proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you would find out that the basic foods he is eating are the same as the ones normal people eat they are just in a different form. I will stick to my good old steak, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy. No worms are going in my mouth. At least not willingly or knowingly.

This morning, I read that the opposite is also true. You are what you don’t eat. Now that’s a strange statement isn’t it? Said a different way that is; what comes out of your mouth and not what goes into it determine what you are made of. Who the heck said something so crazy and what does it mean? Well our bodies are basically fuel burning machines. No matter what we eat, it comes out the same. Ewwww I know gross thought isn’t it. However we can determine and control what we say. Many times we are judged by other people simply by what we say. Someone else always judges us by what we say.

Last night I attended another town meeting. The things people said there amazed me. There were so many lies being told that I expected a bolt of lightning to hit the building at any second. Thankfully that didn’t happen. At times I had trouble keeping quiet though because I knew some of the things being said were so untrue. I decided not to get into it though and just listened and let everyone vent. There is an old proverb that says; Never argue with a fool. People may get confused as to who is who.” I know it will all become evident in the light of day. This morning, I wrote a long letter to the town council expressing my feelings. I am still waiting on a reply. They may be waiting by my home to ambush me.

As for the statement above, any guesses who said; “What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.'" Anyone, anyone, anyone.......Kelly is that you raising your hand? Patrice, do you have an answer? Anyone anyone.


Have a great day,
Greg

14 comments:

Sharon said...

What goes into a person's mouth doesn't make him unclean. It's what comes out of the mouth that makes a person unclean."
Jesus said this in Mathew 10

You are like me I will sit and listen, sometimes I will wait a day or so, or like you sit and write that letter. We have to watch what we say, we cannot let the flesh win.
I loved this post and I will be back, gonna add you to my fav's.
Be Blessed my friend
Sharon

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Ooooo, oooo, oooo! I knew that one. She beat me to it. Man.

:-)

Great post...and very thought-provoking. Good for you for practicing self-control; that is a very godly characteristic.

Dorothy Champagne said...

You're better than me. I have a tendency to NOT keep my mouth shut. Good lesson for me about the 'fool' thing. Thanks.

SeansArt said...

eeeeeeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!! thats grose dad, please don't show something like that.

Chatty Kelly said...

Pick me, pick me!!!! I was raising my hand, but I see you called on Sharon first. Or perhaps she just got to "class" on time and I was late.

I have a slight competitive streak and so I am sorry I wasn't first. But I will gloat over the fact that my name was mentioned in the blog.

And yes, I realize there is gloating isn't a fruit of the spirit. What can I say? I am a work in progress. LOL!!

Jamie Dawn said...

Sounds like scripture to me.
I'm gonna stick to the normal foods too, also.
Worms and snakes and bugs and hideous stuff like that will only be eaten if I am starving to death or in a mood to try something new.
:-)
Yep, it's true.
We are most certainly judged by what words come from our mouth. Those words reflect what's inside us.

Rev. Brad Hurley said...

Greg,
I read your post and it cracked me up. Very Good, and I have seen this show you are talking about, I think that guy will eat anything.
I am with you brother I am sticking to steak. It was great you held your peace. A wise man is slow to speak and slow to anger! So what you did in the eyes of our Lord was wise.
Great Post
God Bless

Marla said...

I knew the answer but Sharon answered it already. I am reading the book of Mathew right now!

Fitts said...

Great post, I concur with Sharon's comment. "It's what comes out of the mouth that makes a person unclean."

What we say is a revelation of our heart.

I'm glad I stopped by.

Grace & Peace,

DeAntwan

Janell said...

Well... I'm not sure which Bible Sharon is reading, but in mine, the passage is Matthew 15: 18-30: 18"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

19" For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

20 "These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

Yes, I'm a nitpicker.
Blessings to you for this good post.

Becky said...

I can remember saying, "you kiss your mother with that mouth" Same concept I believe. A while ago I was doing my devotions and the conclusion was "you praise your savior with that tongue". The passage was James 3:11

Angie said...

Good words here.


Side note: One time I saw the guy on that show drink his own urine. For real! Can't believe I even repeated it!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Let's see, (reading back a bit here - crazy week), today according to what I ate, I am an enchilada. What does that say, eh? LOL!

Loved your post. I hope your letter has the desired effect, not the ambushing part of course!

And I like your quizzical question too :) You're good at making people think.

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