When the children of Israel went into captivity into Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar enlisted the brightest and best of the Jewish young men to be trained to work in his government. Among them were Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel. During their training time they were offered food from the king’s table. Daniel objected and asked if he could eat vegetables and drink water instead of having meat and wine. At first the servants of the king objected fearing that this diet would be harmful. But Daniel persuaded them to allow a trial for ten days. After the ten days of eating only vegetables and drinking only water the Israelites were healthier than the other interns, who had been eating the royal rations.
The truth of the Bible never gets old. Still today we should be eating vegetables and drinking lots of water to keep our bodies strong and nourished. This month is national “Fruit and Vegetable Month” and it is a reminder of the importance of these basics elements in our daily diet.
You are the temple of the living God. Take care of your temple! Eat right and you will be able to serve the Lord better and longer.