Health is the subject of a myriad of articles. Human existence centers around food sources and nutrition. In fact, there are daily reports about food issues, diets, and healthier ways to eat. From saccharin to gluten, people are discovering that food is the greatest influence on the quality of life. All of us spend time and money on this most basic need. The common thought is that what you eat determines weight, health, brain activity, and other functions. The old adage is “you are what you eat.” It only stands to reason that if what we put into our body determines the health of our body, then we should be concerned with our habits. This is common sense, but sensible things are not so common any more.
Jeremiah will address the issue in another way concerning our spiritual health: Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart:” David said Psa 119 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Just as natural food determines physical health and wellbeing, the consumption of the Scripture produces healthy, spiritual minds and hearts. If we want to be godly then we must learn about God – and that is through the Word. If we want to be free from fear, doubt, confusion, false precepts, and sin, then we must consume His Word. We are what we eat! Daily Bible reading should be as common as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If we read the scripture as often as we eat, our faith would be whole and healthy. Who can know of Him without knowing the only manuscript that speaks of Him? Who can be like Him unless they are familiar with His words; consuming His wisdom; embracing His truth? His words were found and they produced “Joy and Rejoicing.” They are sweeter than honey to my taste.
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole