John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 4 (1 Timothy 4:4)

For every creature of God is good ,.... For food; and should be taken and used for that purpose, at all times, without distinction; even every creature which is made for food, and which is easy to be discerned by men:

and nothing to be refused ; or rejected as common and unclean, or to be abstained from at certain times:

if it be received with thanksgiving : if not, persons are very ungrateful, and very unworthy of such favours; and it would be just in God to withhold them from them; and this they may expect at his hands, who reject them with contempt, or receive them with unthankfulness, or abstain front them in a religious way he never enjoined.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary