Like a life-sustaining feast—or occasional snack?

In yesterday’s devotional I said that times like these are a good time to re-evaluate our understanding of success.

Today I’m going to encourage us to re-evaluate the role of the Bible in our lives.

Moses reminded the ancient Hebrews that God was a God who kept his word. That’s why he fed them manna: “to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 8:3).

Jesus himself quoted that same verse when he was tempted by Satan in Matthew 4:4.

Think of that for a second. If you don’t have food, you die. If you don’t have air, you die. And if you don’t have God’s word and will—you die!

So seek God’s word and will as if they were as essential to your well-being as food or air.

I realize that we live in a world that values physical things and devalues spiritual things. We obsess about our physical health but easily dismiss our spiritual health. But when it comes to the big picture, physical death can be bad, but spiritual death is way worse!

Do you treat God’s word and will in your life like the life-sustaining feast it is? Or like an occasional snack?

Seek God’s word and will as if they were as essential to your well-being as food or air.

Because they are.

By Matthew Ruttan

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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