God’s Grace with Gary 7/27/22

God’s Grace with Gary 7/27/22

July 27, 2022

Hello, this is pastor gary from first baptist church of laplata. Do you like Graham Crackers? I do—especially the cinnamon ones, but I don’t eat them any more. As a child, I loved to dip the crackers in milk until they became soaked then eat them—delicious! The history of Graham Crackers is religious in nature. Rev. Sylvester Graham was a Presbyterian minister in the early 1800’s who was concerned about people’s, uh…let’s just say, romantic impulses. Rev. Graham believed that these urges were increased due to eating the wrong foods; in order to curb these desires, Rev. Graham developed a bland, vegetarian diet. Eating right would lead to living right—especially in this area. The Graham Cracker was one of Graham’s bland food inventions to help people with self-control. The Graham cracker we know today is no longer bland but is also not overly sweet, either. Romantic desires are a gift from God the satisfaction of which He has reserved for the marriage relationship. Hebrews 13:4 is clear, “Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled.” The next time you eat a graham cracker, remember it not only has religious roots but romantic ones, too. For Valentine’s Day, save money on chocolate–get your wife a box of graham crackers instead!

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