Food? The Word of God!!! Amen.
And the spiritual milk that God wants His children to drink and to grow up on is the Word of God. 1 Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” To grow in the grace and in the knowledge of God, we must have a desire to drink from the Word of God.
God’s revelation—God’s Word—is nourishment for our souls. As we begin the life of faith, we need the milk. As we grow, we transition to solid food. But if we do not partake of the food, we gain no nourishment, we languish, we deteriorate, we die.
God has given human beings one source of true soul food: his Son. Jesus Christ, the Word of God, God the Son, is the great Promise, for “all the promises of God find their Yes in him” (2 Corinthians 1:20). He is the soul’s bread, and “whoever feeds on this bread will live forever” (John 6:58).
But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
What are the food for our soul?
It’s the things in life that feed our heart and soul, like healthy relationships, enjoyable physical activity, a fulfilling /satisfying career, and a meaningful spiritual practice. These things can satisfy our deepest hunger, a hunger for a happy and fulfilling life.
That is my favorite content in my trough. It fills and satisfies. It gives me joy and peace. In it fulfillment abounds, Amen.
What does the Bible say about food? – Scripture frequently mentions food in various contexts. In eating our daily bread, God encourages his followers to nourish their bodies and souls with nutritional and spiritual food. Learn more about food’s relevance in scripture from the list of Bible verses below!
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
“I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’ ”
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
“Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?
For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them.
For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
The Savior Himself said, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). Teaching that is nourishing to the soul uplifts others, builds their faith, and gives them confidence to meet life’s challenges.
One of the most powerful ways to find joy in the Lord is through prayer and worship. The Bible instructs us to “Rejoice in the Lord.” As we praise God in worship our hearts are filled with joy. As you worship God, ask God to fill you with His Spirit.
You satisfy my soul with the richest foods. My mouth will sing [your] praise with joyful lips.
As I lie on my bed, I remember you. Through the long hours of the night, I think about you.
You have been my help. In the shadow of your wings, I sing joyfully.
My soul clings to you. Your right hand supports me.
But those who try to destroy my life will go into the depths of the earth.
They will be cut down by swords. Their dead bodies will be left as food for jackals.
But the king will find joy in God. Everyone who takes an oath by God will brag, but the mouths of liars will be shut