Our spirits need food just as our bodies. Spirit food is God’s Word from the Bible. There is a fantastic promise when we keep God’s Word and its revelation in our heart. That benefit is that it brings life and health to our physical flesh! In order for that Word to digest and bring energy, it has to enter our eyes and ears and heart. The process is through reading, hearing, and then allowing God to speak on the inside of our heart to reveal truth. Like digestion, it’s not merely eating food that benefits us- but when that nutrition gets in our stomachs it converts to energy. Likewise God’s Word is spiritual energy that renews our minds and benefits our body.
Proverbs 4:21 Let them (God’s Word) not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. Proverbs 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
God’s Word doesn’t merely contain life- it is life. Food is life and it brings strength with it. So when we read and meditate on the Word it digests into our lives. Verse 22 states God’s Word is life to those that find them and health to all their flesh.
Wow! Every time you read and meditate on God’s Word it brings you life and strength. It brings you health to your body. Jesus is the Word made flesh- so that Word is like taking Jesus into your life. So amazing!
We are cautioned not to allow God’s Word to depart from our eyes. He obviously doesn’t expect us to duct tape a Bible in front of us. But, what He is stating is that to the degree the Word doesn’t leave our thoughts and we visualize its truth, it will change us. God’s Word is living and active and like food has nutritional value. God’s Word is medicine when we are sick.
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