So my good friend Natalie's post inspired me to make a printable design for this AWESOME acronym from the book. You can download or print it yourself by click here.
Doubt- Do I doubt for any reason that I can eat this food without sinning?
He who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin (Romans 14:23)
Idolatry- Will eating this food demonstrate a heart of idolatry (pleasure/power)?
You shall have no other gods before Me (Exodus 20:3)
Stumble- If I eat this food, will it cause some weaker Christian to stumble?
It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles (Romans 14:21)
Covet- Am I eating this food because I saw someone else with it and I’m coveting?
You shall not covet… anything that belongs to your neighbor (Exodus 20:17)
Inroad- If I eat this food, will it create an inroad for sin in my life? (For example, can I take just one portion or will I binge on this food?)
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regards to its lusts (Romans 13:14)
Praise- Can I eat this food with thanks and gratitude?
Everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude (1 Timothy 4:4)
Life- Would eating this food harm my life or health in any way?
You shall not murder (Exodus 20:13)
Illustrate- Am I modeling good eating habits for others?
Show yourself an example of those who believe (1 Timothy 4:12)
No- Am I able to say no to this food, even if I know that I can eat it without sin?
I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:27)
Emotions- Does the desire to eat this food flow out of any sinful emotion?
If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must not master it (Genesis 4:7)
Distract- Will preparing or eating this food distract me from something more profitable?
Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a few are really necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her (Luke 10:41-42)
Enslaved- Will eating this food bring me under any kind of bondage?
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12)
In my eating and drinking, am I glorifying God?