THURSDAY, MAY 14
“People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every WORD OF GOD.”
Matthew 4:4 (NLT)
I MUST FEED MY MIND WITH TRUTH
Charles Spence was a Baltimore Ravens season-ticket holder, and he thought taking his seven-year-old daughter to a game would be a good bonding experience. But once there, she found the food vendors much more enticing than what was taking place on the field, so he bought her one kind of junk food after another.
As the fourth quarter began, the Ravens were far behind, and much of the crowd had already left. One seat down, though, sat another season-ticket holder. “I’m surprised you’re still here,” Spence said to him during a timeout. “I can’t bear to leave yet,” the fan replied. “I’ve got to see just how much one little girl can eat.”
Sometimes the food is the best part of attending a game. And most of us like to eat. The Bible often uses the analogy of eating to illustrate how desperately we need God to survive. In Matthew 4 we are reminded that as great as physical food is, we also need spiritual food from God’s Word.
An old Indian Christian was explaining to a missionary that the battle inside of him was like a black dog fighting a white dog. “Which dog wins?” asked the missionary. “The one I feed the most,” replied the Indian. The Bible says, “Feed your mind on the pure truth of God’s Word.”
Do you have a habit of reading the Bible? If not, it would be a great way to allow truth to help take care of your soul. The Bible app has lots of great studies. You can also reach out to your small group leader or other Christian friends and ask for help getting started.