Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. Isaiah 55:2 (NKJV)
“Man must eat!” is an expression that we use most often and for those who care to go deeper will ask the question “Do you eat to live, or do you live to eat?” The Nutritionist Victor Lindlahr said “Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat.”
The idea here is not to contend with these quotes but to establish the basic truth that eating is central to Man. Everything centers on what we eat. “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826.
I see you coming 😉 but not to worry my dear friend, our Father is not out to stop you from eating but our theme verse uses this central part of Man to pass and even more important truth.
Our theme verse establishes the fact that all that we eat physically is not true bread. True bread eludes Man. There’s yet another type of bread which Man needs and one that satisfies. What is this good food?
“But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ” Luke 4:4 (NKJV). This good food is the Word of God.
In our theme verse, our Father is admonishing us to redirect our focus and energy on His Word. Do you have a bible? How much does it cost? How much do you invest in other bible study resources? On the flip side, do you have a fancy smartphone, luxurious car, handbag, clothes, etc.? How much do these costs? Far from me the intention to criticize, but my intention is to enable us to see where our focus is and set our priorities right.
How much energy and money do you deploy in your career? Nothing else satisfies as the Word. Its fruit, unlike any other food and endeavor, is abundance that satisfies and good success. (Joshu1:8).How much energy and money do you deploy in your career? Nothing else satisfies as the Word. Its fruit, unlike any other food and endeavor, is abundance that satisfies and good success.Click To Tweet
This good food is for those who study the Word and listen to the Holy Spirit; we purchase this food at the marketplace of Bible study and Meditation. Heaven is not against you but for you. Our Father has the very best in store for you, He entrapped it in His Word.
“If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, then I will make you rich!” Isaiah 1:19 TLB
He wants you to listen. He needs you to let Him have His way in your life by having His Word in your Spirit and mind. Redirect your priorities and focus to the good food—am not asking you to go hungry here 😊 but to understand that more than the food we eat, the Word is what we need-it is the good food, so listen.
|PRAYER FROM ME WITH YOU
Dear Father, forgive me for not prioritizing your Word above all. Forgive me chasing shadows that do not satisfy. forgive me blaming you for my misfortunes and decadent life. I pray for wisdom and dear Father grant me insight and understanding of your Word. Let your Word find perfect expression in my thoughts, words, and deeds. All for your glory and the furtherance of the kingdom on earth. Amen.
DAILY ACTION ITEMS
Spread The Word