Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1 Corinthians 8:8
But food is not going to affect our standing with God. We are none the worse if we do not eat it, and none the better if we do.
"You must not handle," "You must not taste," "You must not touch"??22 referring to things that are all meant to be used up and destroyed? This is to follow mere human rules and regulations.
You must not be carried away with strange varieties of teaching. The true way to steadfastness of heart is through God's mercy, not through scruples about food, which have never done their adherents any good.
And all this looked toward the present time and was symbolic of the fact that the mere offering of material gifts and sacrifices cannot inwardly qualify the worshiper to approach God,
"Blessed are those who feel their spiritual need, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!
But you must make his kingdom, and uprightness before him, your greatest care, and you will have all these other things besides.
And anyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or land for my sake will receive many times as much, and share eternal life.
You know the commandments??Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'
But you must strive to find his kingdom, and you will have these other things besides.
We know that in everything God works with those who love him, whom he has called in accordance with his purpose, to bring about what is good.
2 Peter 1:3
For his divine power has given us every requisite for life and piety, through our coming to know him who through his glory and excellence called us to him.
1 John 2:25
And what he himself has promised us is eternal life.
I will make him who is victorious a pillar in the temple of my God; he shall never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God??he new Jerusalem, which is to come down out of heaven from my God??nd my new name.