Food Storage in the Bible

Food storage is mentioned in the Bible numerous amounts of times. Personally I think food storage and preparation for uncontrollable events goes hand and hand with Christianity. Many churches do not teach this, I think it is because the media has turned so called “preppers” into this crazed group of people that are fear mongers and abnormal. “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth, He who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son”- Proverbs 10: 4-5. This means the Lord wants us to utilize our time wisely, instead of being selfish and living for the “now” we should be preparing for the future instead.  1 Timothy 5:8 says “But if any provide not for his own, and specially not for those of his own house, he hath denied his faith, and is worse than an infidel”. To me providing does not mean just going to work and bringing home a paycheck so I can buy groceries every month. It means providing for the future of my families wellbeing. Let me ask you this, you buy life insurance so you can prepare for a death but why not have insurance on your food to prepare for an event that would put your families wellbeing in jeopardy? Check out Proverbs 6: 6-8, it shows God telling us to be more like the ant that stores provisions for latter days. Why would God make creatures that stock up on food from ants to bears, but not humans? Well the thing is we should be. God even warned the Pharaoh of Egypt in Genesis 41: 34-36 to prepare for a famine that would last 7 years. Proverbs 13: 16, “A wise man thinks ahead, a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it”. Sounds like a lot of people we know don’t it? I am not saying go out and buy $500 worth of canned soups and hide them in your basement to help you during the end of the Mayan calendar, Dec 21, 2012…. Just kidding, what I mean is this; the Lord wants us to be prepared for the hardships that are coming our way whether it is a job loss or a sudden spike in oil prices resulting in a food shortage. We need to be prepared mentally, spiritually, and physically. Go learn how to can things on your own, learn to cure meat, learn the importance of seed collections, buy a couple extra canned items while grocery shopping, check out some sites like, all these things will add up and provide you with a food stockpile sufficient to help during the time of and unforecasted traumatic event. Do some research, think about it, and good luck.

One comment

  1. Matthew N.

    You are brave to reference the bible. Some people will take that the wrong way its a very touchy topic I believe. The bible does tell us to prepare our selves