People live on this earth are filled with basic necessities and one of them is food. We work hard to make sure that we don’t lack of anything to eat. In the book of Matthew 4, when Jesus was tempted by satan regarding food after fasting for 40 days and 40 nights which He was certainly hungry, Jesus answered that “man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God”.
Man is made up of body, soul and spirit. The body for sure needs physical food. When Jesus was hungry and tempted, and yet He answered that man needs to live from the Word of God. This emphasizes how important spiritual food is from physical food. God is Spirit and satan as well.
The enemies are always trying to deceive us to leave God and end up in eternal hell with them. They do it through spiritual realm by affecting our mind, will and soul to follow the desire of our body and lust. God certainly knows about this and to fight them, He stressed how important the Word of God is to us.
Jesus said to live by EVERY WORD from the mouth of God. We have to learn and read every word of God. The whole bible is important. We should not just pick and choose verses that we like and skip Words that we don’t understand or boring to us. Every Word is important for believers to live. That is for their Spirit to be fed, to know God in a deeper level, to be strongly connected to Him.
Believers who don’t read the bible will have no way fighting the enemy or any temptations, trials and troubles that come their way as they have no strong foundation to fight off the enemy. Their faith has no power that is by hearing the word of God because that’s where faith comes from. How can we say we believe in someone but yet we know nothing about that person? If we don’t know who God is, how He works, how He forgives, His mercy and grace, His laws, then we would doubt Him easily when troubles or riches come to take us away.
We would not give our companies to someone to run if we don’t know that person well. The same thing with our connection to God; He knows us well, but for us to trust our lives to Him can only be done if we have a great relationship to Him and know Him well. For God to trust His blessing to us is of course to know that we can be trusted. If we refuse to do His ways and keep avoiding Him, why would He trust us to run His companies, His church, managing His people, managing financial blessing for Him?
Live by every Word that proceeds from God’s mouth; read our bible
Lord, I want to live by Your every Word. I believe that Your word is food for my spiritual life to live on. I want to know You and all of Your ways and spend eternity with You. In the name of Jesus I pray.