Weekly Reading

Live to Eat


This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

There is an adage that is usually used to encourage or help people who have over eating issues. It is stated, “You eat to live not live to eat.”  Spiritual food requires both eating the manna of God to live and living to eat the manna of God.  With natural food, you must monitor and be careful of portions that you eat. With natural food, you must wait at least a couple of hours after you have eaten before you go to bed because it’s not good to lay down on a full stomach.  Spiritual food has no bad caloric issues and God instructed Joshua to eat it all day long. You can go ahead and eat as much of the word you want before you go to bed.  The word meditate is the Hebrew word hagaw, meaning to mutter, speak, talk, groan, sigh, and utter. Unlike medical conditions that can occur as results from eating the wrong foods or over eating, the results of over eating spiritual food gives different results.  The results God told Joshua would make his way prosperous.  The Hebrew word used here for prosperous is both shalowm and shalam, meaning to advance, go forward, to be holy, kosher, to be right, pure, clean, successful, act wisely, to be as ease, safe, secure, rest, and peace. Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You,” when David said this in Psalm 119:11, he knew he had to over stuff his spirit with the manna of God to maintain spiritual health from the contagious disease of sin.

We can have a hearty meal with the word of God,But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by continuous exercise to distinguish good from evil” (Hebrews 5:14) which will give us strong spiritual muscles.  Just like the body grows, the spirit also grows; and just like the body needs physical food to grow, so the spirit needs spiritual food to grow. This is why the Lord told us in Luke 4:4, “And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God.” So, go ahead feast on manna from God.  The adage at the Lord’s table is “Eat to Live and Live to Eat”!

“Walk in the Glory and fix a plate” – Bishop Paul Lanier

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