The Maker's Diet

 By Hans Diehl, M.D.

Our creator gave us the bounty of the earth. He gave us the plants and he gave us dominion over the animals. In fact, if one searches the Bible for "diet" or "maker's diet," no results are found. Does this mean, then, that there is no maker's diet?

There are references in scripture which provide insight into the "maker's diet." Take a look and remember: each of you may choose to interpret them differently. Here are a few of the references:

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all 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 give every green plant for food." And it was excellent in every way. Genesis 1:29-31

And after the flood, God told Noah and his sons: "All wild animals and birds and fish will be afraid of you for I have placed them in your power and they are yours to use for food, in addition to grain and vegetables. But never eat animals unless their life-blood has been drained off." Genesis 9:2-4 Tyndale Paraphrased

And God gave them manna in the desert. And Moses told them, "It is the food God has given you to eat." Exodus 16:15 Tyndale Paraphrased

But the people began to complain and said, "We want meat." And God told Moses, "Tell them, the Lord has heard your complaints, and he is going to give you meat." And God sent quail to eat with the ground covered with them, three feet thick. And as they began to eat the meat, a large number of people died with the plague. And the place was called, "The Place of the Graves Caused by Lust," because they buried here the people who had lusted for meat and for Egypt - excerpted from Numbers 11:13-34 Tyndale Paraphrased

As the Israelites came to Canaan, they began to eat from the gardens and grain fields, which they invaded. And the very next day, the manna stopped, and it was never seen again. So from that time on, they lived on the crops of Canaan. Joshua 5:12 Tyndale Paraphrased

He makes grass grow for the cattle, and there are fruit trees, vegetables, and grain for man to cultivate. Psalm 104:14 Tyndale Paraphrased

Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing. Ezekiel 47:12

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Philosophers and historians have also searched for the Maker's diet. From the 4th-5th century, Plato's abstracts reveal:

"Plato's works are imbued with the fundamental principle of moderation. This spirit is characteristically evident in his references to human diet. According to the philosopher, a moderate and thus a healthy diet consists of cereals, legumes, fruits, milk, honey and fish. However, meat, confectionery and wine should be consumed only in moderate quantities. Excesses in food lead to ailments and therefore should be avoided. Plato considers physicians responsible for the regulation of human diet, for medicine is a science and not merely an art as in the case of cookery." Source:European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

E.G. White, author of the Ministry of Healing, possibly provided the best summary of all into the existence of the Maker's diet when she said: "Through the agencies of nature, God is working, day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment, to keep us alive, to build up and restore us."

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