A garden salad will not fill you like a Biblical buffet

by Trey Campbell, treycampbell1010@gmail.com

don't order a garden salad and then eat my food

My friend and co-worker, Tabitha Taylor, is famous for saying around the office, “There’s a Friends episode for everything!”  I tend to believe her.  In almost anything we say or do, or anything that takes place in the office, we can find a moment in a Friends episode that can relate.

Joey no shareIn the episode pictured above, Joey is on a date.  His date ordered a garden salad and then did the unthinkable in Joey’s world… she ate off his plate.  If you know anything about Friends, Joey loves food and picking off his plate is a no-no.  “Joey doesn’t share food!”

It made me think…

Sometimes, we live our life like Joey’s date.  We order the garden salad, but it’s not enough for us.  So we end up picking off other’s plates to sustain ourselves.  This is a terrible approach!  We can’t rely on getting what we need off the plates of others.  It may fill us temporarily, but is only short-term.

The better approach is to turn to the Bible for daily nourishment.  It’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet that never stops fueling you.  You can never overeat or get bloated!  You don’t even need elastic pants!  Plus you don’t get yelled at by those whose plate you poach!

But don’t forget!  It is completely possible to under-eat.  When provided a buffet-bonanza of spirituality, don’t order the salad.  Go for the meat and potatoes! Go for multiple plates and stack them high!

Everything you are looking for is between those two covers.  Do yourself a favor and explore God’s Word.  It actually has more content relevant to your everyday life than Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe can pack into the ten seasons of Friends.


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