Hungry to Learn and Eager to Apply

Bibles on a DeskTuesday is for Preaching

“You and I need bread for the body (Matt. 6:11), but we must not live by physical bread alone. We also need food for the inner person to satisfy our spiritual needs. This food is the Word of God (Ps. 119:103; Jer. 15:16; 1 Peter 2:2). What digestion is to the body, meditation is to the soul. As we read the Word and meditate on it, we receive spiritual health and strength for the inner person, and this enables us to obey the will of God.”

—Warren Wiersbe, in The Bible Exposition Commentary,
commenting on Luke 4:1-13

I wish people paid as much attention to their spiritual diet as they do to their physical diet.

I wish people longed for spiritual food like they do for their favorite junk food.

I wish people understood that meditation on the word of God is more important spiritually than their digestive tract.

Could we live without a digestive tract?

Not very long.

Can we survive without meditating on the word of God?

Not very long.

And if we do, we will be anemic, weak, lethargic, confused, frustrated and easily distracted.

I wish my own soul was more attuned to this truth.

Jesus said it: “Man does not live by bread alone but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4:4)


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