Are eggs evil incarnate or are they the answer to life’s big questions? Like many questions, the answer is somewhere in the middle. Think things like “balance” and “moderation.” From God’s point of view the egg is assumed to be a part of our diet. The book of Job combines eggs with salt.
(Job 6:6 KJV) Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?There is no mention of pepper or salsa, but the assumption is that people eat eggs. I wonder if Job had been hearing from the cholesterol people because he is just talking about the “white” of the egg.
It seems that farmers have always had a pattern.
(Isaiah 10:14 KJV) And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.Why would they be gathering eggs if they were not going to eat them?
And then in the words of Jesus we find the assumption that eggs are a good thing.
(Luke 11:12 KJV) Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?So eggs were created as a part of our world to be part of our food chain. Obviously you can overdo it. Excess of anything is still excess. You might also have other parts of your life that are out of control so you need to avoid them. You can talk to your doctor about that. We are all different. Some people die if a bee stings them. I pull out the stinger and get on with life. That does not mean that bees are to be eradicated or that I am a macho man.
So the real question is, sunny side up or scrambled?
What other foods does the Bible comment on?
To be continued...
homo unius libri
Eggs; God's original canned food.ReplyDelete
Now that is a line I wish I had thought up.Delete
Grace and peace.
Eggs from chickens living naturally are also far healthier than "factory" eggs.ReplyDelete
We had a chicken that roamed our back yard for a time. The eggs we were able to find were good but the mess was too much to deal with. I am not sure why we never built an enclosure. Too lazy I guess.Delete
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