Genesis 27 (January 27)

                                                                                         A Delicious Dish

            “…savory food for your father, such as he likes,”

            I remember clearly the breakfast that my three sons cooked for me on the last “Father’s day.  It was delicious!  There were scrambled eggs, fried spam, Cuban bread, cafe con leche (Cuban coffee and milk), pancakes with maple syrup and a few other savory items.  It was truly a feast fit for a King!

            Jacob cooked Isaac’s favorite food (with Rebecca’s help) and brought it to him.  They prepared the best dish, but they had an evil wish.  This banquet was just a small piece in a much larger conspiracy to obtain Isaac’s blessing illegally.  It was similar to sin:  A delicious (yet deadly) trap.

            What is God’s favorite food?

            In John 4, Jesus tells us what his favorite dish is. As he was preaching to the Samaritan woman, his disciples came back from the market and offered Him food or meat. His reply was,

             “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (v.34)

            God also delights himself in his children.  His favorite “food” is a pure heart filled with love; a renewed mind filled with Christ and a consecrate spirit filled with the uttermost devotion.

            Is our life a sweet smelling offering to the Lord? Are we presenting our bodies as a “living sacrifice” unto God? (Romans 12:1)  Our life must be like a delicious dish for our Father; a banquet where he can find faith, hope, gratitude, obedience, trust and love.                  

            This is what our Father likes.


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