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Isaiah 55:1-9

Eat What Is Good

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Isaiah 55:1-9

Eat What Is Good

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Suggestions: Display various foods as a part of the lesson and allow the children taste, if appropriate to your situation.

What are your favorite foods? Pizza? Hamburgers? Ice cream? Chocolate pudding? Cookies? These foods are fun to eat and it’s okay to enjoy them once in a while, but our food choices should also include lots of fruits and vegetables, milk and yogurt, good cereals and breads.

Have you ever tried a peanut butter and banana sandwich, sweet potato chips, or a crisp, juicy apple with a wedge of cheese? Delicious!! There are so many tasty foods to enjoy.

The prophet, Isaiah in the Bible speaks about God’s message and it is this: “Listen diligently (carefully) to me, and eat… that which is good” (55:2).

God is not speaking about food, but about his words of wisdom. As we read the Bible and spend quiet time praying and thinking about God, we learn God’s lessons. We learn about good choices, such as how to honor God, how to respect ourselves, how to treat others with kindness. We learn about things that help us have a good life.

God’s ways are good ways. They help you become a loving, thoughtful, and healthy person. God says, “Listen diligently to me, and eat…that which is good…”

Eat good food and fill your hearts with the goodness of God’s words.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan