I just finished grinding wheat and mixing up some peanut butter bread for lunch today. As I was going about my tasks (and trying to keep little fingers from dumping my work on the floor) I starting thinking about how our "tastes" get us into trouble. Down through the ages they didn’t have white flour, they had fresh ground wheat flour. All of the desserts, breads etc were made with this flour and they were a treat. The flour was nutritious and good. Fast forward, white flour is made commonly available, it makes things "pretty" and light and fluffy. But, it has very little nutritive value. That’s okay, we want to satisfy our tastes and need for beauty. And we pay the price for it in our health.
As with many other food items science has tried to make "better". This carries over into other things, in times past a woman with a little extra cushion was considered healthy and beautiful. Not now, we don’t want any extra ripple or roll. We want beauty! So even though it is healthier for a woman to have just a little extra cushion for health, we don’t want it. We want skin and bones beauty even if we sacrifice our health in the getting.Don’t get me wrong I am not talking about the obvious need to be fit, but the extreme that we strive for.
This also goes for our homes, cars and clothes. We want the prettiest, coolest, nicest whatever and we will go into EXTREME debt to get what we want. Yes our hunger for fleshly beauty has gotten us into some trouble. So, how about a change? Let’s stop looking for beauty in the world, and seek it out in our Creator.
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4