The Bible and Hunger
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry was started by founder Rick Wilson in response to a roadside encounter with Jesus in the form of a mother loading a deer to feed her children. While watching her drive away, Rick remembered the words of Jesus from Mathew 25 – “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”
There are many wonderful people and organizations working to feed the hungry. Some do it because it makes them feel good. Others may have been taught by parents and teachers that it is good to share things with others who are less fortunate or have fallen on hard times.
But the greatest motivation for helping others is because we are loved by a God who created us, provides for us, and gave everything to rescue us from sin and death. A God who has asked us to love and take care of others just as he loves and takes care of us!
God speaks a lot about hunger in the Bible. Physical hunger will always be with us and it’s clear that God wants us to take care of those who suffer. Spiritual hunger is also common. Some people even try to address their spiritual hunger by doing good things — like feeding the hungry. But the Bible makes it clear that our spiritual hunger will only truly be satisfied by God himself when we place our trust in his only son Jesus Christ who is able to forgive our sin and give us new life.
If you’d like to know more please contact us! We’d love to help you address the problem of physical hunger in your community through FHFH. And if you find you are suffering from spiritual hunger, we’d like to help you find the answer to that problem too!
The Salvation Poem
Jesus, You died upon a crossAnd rose again to save the lost Forgive me now of all my sinCome be my Savior, Lord, and FriendChange my life and make it new And help me, Lord, to live for You
But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 (NLT)
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 (NLT)
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. Psalm 42:1 (NLT)
Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for in due time you will laugh. Luke 6:20-21 (NLT)
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 (NLT)
Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. James 2:15-17 (NLT)
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:34-40 (NLT)