If Christ Died for You, the Least You Could Do is Not be Ashamed to Bless Your Food in Public

The Lord had done too much for us for us to be ashamed or timid about how we honor our Lord and Savior. This brings us to our key text coming out of Colossians 2:14 — 16 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:

14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.

This passage of scripture is an excerpt from Apostle Paul’s letter to the people of Colosse. In this correspondence, he reminds his readers of how Christ not only died for their sins but also, while on the cross, obliterated laws that were against them. In modern words, Paul is saying, “Jesus didn’t just save your soul. He went a step further and even lifted some laws to make your life a bit easier. Not only did He show up, He showed out, so never feel funny about showing reverence to God publicly.” For example, we should not be afraid to tell our friends, co-workers, or even family why we can’t afford to stay up all night on Saturday night. There is no shame in getting the rest we need in order to get up early for church service the next day. The fact that we attend church should not be a top secret. You don’t have to brag about it, but it should at least be able to be common knowledge. Another example, we should not be bashful about saying our grace before eating our food when we are in public. If Christ can die on the cross for our sins, the least we can do is honor Him boldly.

Have a blessed day!

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4 responses to “If Christ Died for You, the Least You Could Do is Not be Ashamed to Bless Your Food in Public

  1. Pingback: Today’s Prayer Challenge: Not Being Ashamed to Honor God Publicly | Daily Devotionals·

  2. he did his thing for us publicly and did nothing wrong to die in first place but he chose to go down for us cause he loved us that much we owe him that respect and more to bless r food in public no shame about it u know its like u see someone doing it then it trickles where many start doing it so be not afraid jesus wasnt afraid to come boldly and endure all he did publicly this simple act should not be dismissed at meal time wherever u eat u need to say grace bless your food it only takes one person to start something so start blessing your food whereever u go aman

  3. if we be ashamed to confess him in person in front of folks he will be ashamed and denye us n front of his father n heaven who wants that i dont think any one does so be not ashamed to say thank u lord for the food we bless aman may it be nutrious to r bodie your temple and empty us and food of impurities n jesus name aman or the one r parents and grandmothers taught u god is good god is great let us thank him for r food aman or come lord jesus be r guest thank u for the food we bless aman or a simple jesus thank u for r food aman now i gave u a few blessings and grace to say before u eat please use them one and all hope this helps and heals all n the name of love have a blessful smile of a joyus day and evening peace be at u and yours a safe pleasant nite chat again soon love be to u all jesus loves u u r wanted by jesus christ and god.

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