If You Don't Eat Your Meat You Can't Have Any Pudding
Today’s quote and post are a little more light-hearted. I think it will be quite obvious it’s not from the Bible, but where in pop culture does it come from?
“If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”
Although the quote itself sounds quite silly, it’s origin comes from the raising of children. You want your children to eat nutritious foods, yet as kids, they want the sweets and desserts. So, many parents use the love of dessert as a bribe to get their children to “eat their meat” referring to the square meal at dinner. So how does the Bible fit in? It does.
Proverbs 22:6 states:
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
So, if you train your childrn that they should eat nutritious foods, before eating desserts, it will likely stick and they will lead a more healthy life. The same is true with moral behavior, teaching them the difference between right and wrong, what is acceptable to God and what is not.
So while the lyrics of this Pink Floyd song (Another Brick in the Wall – The Wall) may have been a more satirical reflection of childhood, what the song writer was taught as a child stuck with him.