In Canada, we waste about 50 percent of the food that we buy. Just imagine what effect that has on our budgets, our garbage, and our economy!
We are all just too fussy. One friend throws out leftovers because she is tired of eating the soup or stew or roast. Another one buys too much and then throws out the overload.
Do you spend $200 a week on food? Think about what you may be throwing away: $100 in cash every week.
We are all guilty, and our current celebrity cooks and authors are partly to blame. My mom used to make chicken broth by cooking vegetable bits and chicken carcasses in a big pot of water. We ate the bits and parts for supper or they became part of a giant pot of soup. A popular Canadian magazine just gave a recipe for chicken stock but they threw out all the veggie bits and bobs and kept only the juice. See what I mean?
God is not a fan of any kind of waste.
John 6:12 – When they had all had enough, He said to His disciples, Gather up now the fragments (the broken pieces that are left over), so that nothing may be lost and wasted. (AMPC)
Ephesians 5:11-13 – Don't waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. (MSG)
1 Corinthians 15:58b – Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted. (NCV)
Prayer: Lord, help us to find ways to waste not and therefore want not. Amen.
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