Eat freely with thanksgiving and spiritual discernment

Scripture reference

1 Corinthians 10:23–32 (ASV)

23All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things edify. 24Let no man seek his own, but each his neighbor’s good. 25Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience’ sake; 26for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof. 27If one of them that believe not biddeth you to a feast, and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience’ sake. 28But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience’ sake: 29conscience, I say, no...


A Yali tribal priest dropped a dead pig, killed by wild dogs, at the Costas' door, hoping that they eat the pig and die as was the tribal belief. But the Costas saw this as an opportunity to prove God's power over darkness to a heathen people, so they prayed publicly to God and devoured the pig. When by the next morning, they were all unharmed; the people were amazed - and satan's grip upon them was beginning to loosen.
To show his people they were not suddenly in danger for destroying their fetishes, Dongla, a Yali believer, strongly buoyed by his faith in God's protective abilities; made bold to eat the forbidden food from the sacred gardens of the Yalis. And God did protect him, for he ate and did not die!