The best food for the soul and greatest advises in life will be from the Words of God. It is the sweetest and the most distinguished thing offered to us by anyone. Not just by anybody but the author of life Himself. He had given His written words of life to everyone who believes and trusts Him. We are a fool not to eat and indulge ourselves with His words. Though we should not stop from the first bite and we should be inspired not to let even a few crumbs go to waste.
The Holy Scripture in contrast is complete as our world which has full of variety of foods. The foods all around us has all the flavors more than our taste buds could ever distinguish and dream of. It will be like a plethora of prairie beast who lived within the walls of the urban districts. It is a grand feast of all our needs in life. It is time for us to desire and appreciate the Holy Scripture and His words even more. Let us come around and should slowly churn it and savor the zest of its reassurances and promises. The words of God are dedicated for all of us and to all that serves and gives His life to Him. It is His pronouncement and expression that He will always guide us and will never abandon us as we follow Him even further.
The Word of God is the superfood for the soul
Many foods that are odorous and with unpleasant taste are very good and healthy for our body consumption. Meat like steaks and other grilled meats are juicy, flavorful and tender but they are generally unhealthy and troublesome to digest. We need to broaden our minds and understanding. When it comes to our spiritual foods we should also desire a balance healthy diet. Some of His laws and inspired words in the scripture may sound unreal and written out of order but it is usually us who misinterpret it. Nothing in the bible is written wrong and nothing is out of touch. It is us who miscalculate, distort and may pervert the scriptures for our own benefits and for the justification of our own beliefs. Other versions may confuse and become bias at some point but if the Spirit of truth is with you, you will always end up with correct judgments and righteous understandings.
Proverbs 30:5 – Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Psalms 119:140 – Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
All scripture is written for our aid and welfare. Many times we are in need of inspirations, encouragements and even condemnations so we could properly regroup our thoughts and acts. His inspired words are not all cakes, sweets or deserts. It is accurate to say that they are the healthiest foods around us but they are not always as the best tasting and the most succulent ones. Some may be inferior when it comes to our tongue and appearance but they are the super nutritious foods that fights off infections and regulates our body (soul) precisely that prevents and even heals all kinds of disorders. But if you get used to it, they are superbly delicious. And they are the foods that we truly need. They are the sustenance that we try to scamper when we are ailing and feeling sick. We don’t care if they are expensive, too scarce to find and out of season. We will try to gather and gobble them no matter.
The words of God are like surgical operations
The words of God are like surgical operations which are done to repair our internal organs or to remove malfunctioning tissues that causes abnormalities in our system. Without the anesthetics, it will surely be excruciatingly painful and laborious. His scripture as well may be distasteful and it may even hurt or offend us but all are meant for our own sake and well being. The words of God will not deliver itself. It is often delivered to us by a preacher and missionaries. A faithful preacher meant you no harm. Maybe he is just heavily poking our arm that has tiny veins with a syringe or maybe there is no enough pain-killers in our bloodstream to start with. There are various reasons. But the words of God should not be sugar coated at all for us to absorb it. However, somehow it has to be done for others.
Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
God never wanted us to be a weakling forever but to become stronger and able. We can only grow and be fully developed by absorbing His words that waters and fertilizes us to become fruitful. He obviously wants us to be harvested fully mature and in full bloom.