A Delicious Dish (Genesis 27)

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

                I remember clearly the breakfast my three sons cooked for me one Father’s Day. It was delicious! There were scrambled eggs, fried Spam, Cuban bread, café 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 Rebekah’s help) and brought it to him. They prepared the best dish, but they had an evil wish. This banquet was 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?

                God delights himself in his children. His favorite “food” is a pure heart filled with love, a renewed mind filled with Christ, and a consecrated 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 (Rom. 12:1)? Our life must be like a delicious dish for God: a banquet where he can find faith, hope, gratitude, obedience, trust, and love.

                This is what our Father likes.

                A. G.


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