Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds. out of the mouth of God.” ~ Matthew 4:4
Without food, the body will die. It needs nutrients, vitamins, supplements and much more to function in the way that it was created to. We are reminded in this verse that physical food isn’t all we need. We also need the spiritual food that comes from the word of God, prayer and fasting.
In the same way the body is starved if we neglect to feed it, the spirit is also starved if we neglect to feed it. The more time you spend in the presence of God, the closer you get to Him and the easier your spiritual walk becomes.
Life as a Christian is difficult. Because of the fall, it is not in our nature to live the way God designed us to. As a result, there is a constant battle between the flesh and the spirit. Paul talks about this in the book of Romans: “For the good that I will to do I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now, if I do what I will not to do, that it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.” Romans 7: 19-20.
The more you indulge in the things of the flesh, the more the flesh will desire those things. There is no easy way to overcome the battle between the flesh and the spirit except by feeding the spirit, because when the spirit is fed, it has the power to control the flesh.
Consistency is key when it comes to feeding the spirit. You will not get everything you need from food if you eat once a week. In the same way, you will not get everything you need for the spirit if you pray once a week. Click To Tweet
Consistency is key when it comes to feeding the spirit. You will not get everything you need from food if you eat once a week. In the same way, you will not get everything you need for the spirit if you pray once a week. Therefore, make your prayer, studying and fasting life a consistent daily habit. As you do these things, your desire to satisfy the flesh will decrease and you will start to excel in the things of God.
May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word.