Appetite—the word itself is only found four times in scripture, but the subject matter is covered using a wide variety of terminology

Variations: appetite

First usage: Job 38:39

Last usage: Isaiah 29:8

Defined: the longing for or desire of a something; in this particular case the study relates to the appetite for food.

Interesting fact: Historically, the lamb has been the prey of other animals (Amos 3:12). In the coming kingdom, animal diets will miraculously be altered (Isaiah 11:7). During this period, the Bible says that the wolf will dwell with the lamb. The young of the cow and the bear shall also lie down together (Isaiah 11:6-7).

Bible study tip: Differences found within the scripture do not mean that the Bible contains any contradiction. Many times the differences exist to provide additional details or to provide a distinction in emphasis. At other times, differences exist because of changes in God’s dealing with man over time. Though it is true God never changes, His plan for man and the means by which He brings about that plan do change over time. A prime example concerns the dieting restrictions in the old covenant which do not apply to this age!


Sunday, Day 22—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 23—Receive it with Thanksgiving

Tuesday, Day 24—How Many Meals Should Be Eaten?

Wednesday, Day 25Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 26—Dietary Restrictions upon Believers

Friday, Day 27—Vegetarianism, a Doctrine of Devils

Saturday, Day 28—The Sin of Gluttony


Day 22: Church Day

Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.