What if, just what if, all eating is not sanctified unless it is preceded with giving thanks?
Paul said, “3They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from certain foods that God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected, 5because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” 1 Tim 4.
And not for a minute does this imply a formulaic, legalese way of being acceptable to God. Giving thanks for the food on the table is a thankful recognition that God is the provider.
So what if all that passes into the mouth should be coupled with at least a silent “thank you” to God? If you were in the wilderness and we’re dying of thirst, would you say thank you to Him when growling up to a water hole? Probably.
This is a thought lesson to get responses. Is the eating and drinking sanctified and acceptable to God is we give no thought to the Giver?