By Andrea Merrell
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalm 34:8 NKJV
Doctors and nutritionists warn us to stay away from junk food—foods that contain empty calories and no nutrients. Foods loaded with sugar, sodium, fat, and cholesterol. Foods that do nothing to help our bodies stay strong and healthy
But what about spiritual junk food? What are we feeding our spirits on a regular basis? Television? Movies? Internet? News? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Pinterest? You Tube? These are certainly not bad or wrong, just loaded with empty spiritual calories.
We’re told to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” How? By cultivating a love for His Word and feeding on it daily. Even Job, who had more hardships than most people could handle, said, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12 NKJV).
The Word of God is compared to milk, meat, and honey—all elements for good spiritual (and physical) health. Some say we are what we eat. If that’s true, let’s make sure we're feasting on Scriptures and promises that will feed our hungry souls and “give us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3 NKJV).
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