Genesis 9:3
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Mark 7:14-23
And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is
nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are
what defile him.” And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the
parable. And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes
into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?”
(Thus he declared all foods clean.) …

John 6:35
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me
shall never thirst.

1 Corinthians 8:8
Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

Acts 10:10-14
And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance
and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners
upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him:
“Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common
or unclean.”

Psalm 104:15
And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 14:1-23
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he
may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who
abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls.
And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than
another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. …

Isaiah 1:19
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Genesis 1:29
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every
tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Leviticus 11:1-30
And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the
living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is
cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the
cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof,
is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to
you. …

Genesis 1:30
And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth,
everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Proverbs 23:21
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 23:2
And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.

Daniel 1:1-21
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem
and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the
house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in
the treasury of his god. Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people
of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful
in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king’s palace,
and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of
the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the
end of that time they were to stand before the king. …

Proverbs 21:20
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Deuteronomy 21:20
And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our
voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’

Philippians 3:18-20
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of
Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on
earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Acts 13:1-3
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger,
Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping
the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have
called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Acts 10:15-19
And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” This
happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven. Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed
as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made
inquiry for Simon’s house, stood at the gate and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was
lodging there. And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are
looking for you.

Daniel 1:18-20
At the end of the time, when the king had commanded that they should be brought in, the chief of the
eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king spoke with them, and among all of them none
was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king. And in every
matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better
than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each

Judges 20:26
Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept. They sat there before the
Lord and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-
control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 10:4
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Proverbs 22:7
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Genesis 24:33
“Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on
her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of

Genesis 21:14
“The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.”

Genesis 14:11
“Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you

Genesis 9:3
“You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.””

Genesis 6:21
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken;
for dust you are and to dust you will return.””

Genesis 3:19
“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable
for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he
ate it.”

Genesis 3:6
“And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and
good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and

Genesis 2:9
“And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—
everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.”

Genesis 1:30
“Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has
fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

Genesis 1:29
“Then food was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say.” “Then tell
us,” Laban said.”

The point is: God wants to have a relationship with us, which can only happen through habitual prayer. This
brings up those same three D’s: Discipline, Diligence and Devotion to God. Again the creative excuses fall flat
because a good prayer life will help us do more work, spend extra time with the kids, feel better, live longer
and guarantee us an extraordinary eternal life!