Dining without fear of obesity

In the physical world: if we do not eat, we will get hungry. In the spiritual world: if we do not eat, we lose our appetite. Quite an interesting comparison. Eat too much physical food and we run the risk of obesity. Dine on God’s word and never run the risk of spiritual obesity. We need to eat on His word. Consider the following verses:

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Peter: 2,3, ESV).

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God [woman] may be complete, equipped for every good work”, (2 Timothy 3: 16-17, ESV).

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth”, (2 Timothy 2:15, ESV).

God’s Buffet

What is it like to enjoy God?
To feast on his vast buffet?
Hot foods, cold foods,
Finger foods, biscuits.

Succulence!
Enjoyment!
Nutrition.
All you care to eat.

Spiritual nutrition,
Nourishing the soul.
Eating spiritual food,
Never to become obese.

Man’s Buffet

Sadly, the appetite changes.
Ravenous hunger for what cannot sate.
Starving spiritually,
Self-indulgence fills the plate.

Meat for the belly
Belly for the meat.
Nothing else matters
But the next sweet treat.

God for the man
Man forms the God
Nothing else matters
But the path I trod.

Me for life
Life for me.
Nothing else matters
But who I choose to be.

Get what I can
Can what I get
Nothing else matters
And the rest forget.

 

Richard L. Brewer

 

 

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