A Bible Devotion


Monday, April 25, 2016

The Bible Is Spiritual Food

1 PETER 2:2 NKJ 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

If you want to grow as you should as a Christian -- feed on God's Word just as a newborn baby desires to be fed. If you know anything about babies, you know they require regular feeding!

It's not just a quick reading of the Word that you need. You must chew the Word to get the "milk" out of it. This just means you need to meditate on God's Word to get all that you should from it. You can't just gulp it down quickly and expect to receive all its nutrition. It takes some time and effort to think on the Word and digest it, so that it becomes a part of us.

The food we take into our physical bodies does not nourish us unless we properly digest and assimilate it into our cells. Spiritual food is the same. The Word you read has to "become flesh" in you. It has to become part of you. As it nourishes you, it will change you by changing the way you see yourself and the way you see others.

It is possible to study the Bible and not believe it, not personalize it, and not internalize it. This type of mental study does not feed your spirit.

Personalizing the Word and speaking it, helps us digest the Word so it becomes part of us. This, along with thinking and seeing in agreement with the Word, is Bible meditation.

You are who God says you are. You have what God says you have. You can do what God says you can do. You need to say whatever God has said about you. This is the primary way you will be fed and grow spiritually.

MATTHEW 4:4 NKJ 4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"

Matthew 4:4 shows us that God's Word somehow sustains life, as does bread in the physical realm. But we need more than physical food to enjoy life as God intended. God's Word is our spiritual food which will enrich our life.

ROMANS 10:17 NKJ 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

God's Word produces faith in our hearts and renews our minds. It is vital for our spiritual growth. God's Word is our spiritual food.

JEREMIAH 15:16 NKJ 16 Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

SAY THIS: I will eat the Word of God every day.


 

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