My husband likes to put sugar in his coffee. Don’t hold this against him. He has many other redeeming qualities. Husbands and wives are to pick their battles wisely. I don’t argue with my husband’s choice to do this… although clearly I could preach to him that God never intended for us to put sugar in our coffee.
God commissions Moses to lead the Israelites to a good and spacious land…a land flowing with milk and honey. Clearly, this is an indication on how hot beverages are to be enjoyed today. 😉 Milk belongs in coffee and honey belongs in tea. But, like I said, I don’t argue with my husband. All I can do is live by example and hopefully one day he will see the light.
But, back to my original point. My husband puts sugar in his coffee. (God bless him). He loves this sugar.
Every time I see the package I smile. I suppose if God did use and approved of sugar in coffee, it would be this sugar. Look at some of the definitions I found for raw…
unprepared, rough, refers to something not in a finished or highly refined state. Raw applies particularly to material not yet changed by a process, Crude refers to that which still needs refining:undisciplined, green, unskilled, unpracticed, unnaturally or painfully exposed, painfully open, as a sore or wound.
Goodness…sounds oddly similar to the people God has used all throughout history and still loves to use today! God is constantly calling and using unrefined, unskilled, rough people. He never much cared for the over-processed Pharisee type.
So, I guess if my husband has to use sugar in his coffee…I’m glad it’s the authentic stuff!