“People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” -Matthew 4:4
The illustration from this verse shatters the spiritual norms. Jesus is saying that as much as we need food, we need the Word of God. We cannot live long physically without food, and we cannot stay passionate for God when we don’t eat spiritually.
How do you view the Bible? Is it a collection of some good sayings? Is it a book you read to clear your conscience? Or is the Bible as valuable as food, the very thing by which you live your life and the oxygen to your soul? When the Word of God becomes that important to you, it will change your life and fill your spirit.
My wife cooks a great, well-balanced meal plan. Some meals take 30 minutes, some take two hours, and on some occasions we will heat up leftovers. I think when it comes to reading the Bible, we think unless we have the time to cook up a spiritual filet mignon, then we don’t stop to eat. Our Bible sits and collects dust on the shelf because we don’t think we have the time to do it justice.
Just like in our lives, sometimes we sit down for a long meal, and sometimes we grab grub on the fly. The point is: It’s vital that we eat!
God knows what you need spiritually. If you commit to connecting with God consistently, then He will give you the spiritual food you need. Consistency is the key to going to the next level in your relationship with God.
Do not neglect the Bible, for it is the exact thing that will sustain you spiritually.