Sunday, October 20th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"…It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4 KJV)
In today’s world, people are more particular about what they eat. While some eat the right foods to stay healthy, there’re those who, from eating all the wrong things, have put their health in jeopardy. It’s the same thing spiritually. As a Christian, you must feed on the right information. You must feed your faith with the Word of God. Some Christians would rather feed their fears than feed their faith. You feed your fears when you give attention to wrong or noxious information.
The food for the human spirit is God’s Word. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Whilst God’s Word makes the human spirit come alive—buoyant with faith, hope and love—unwholesome words poison and destroy the human spirit.
The effect of feeding on wrong information in the life of a Christian may not be seen overnight; but with time, such a person gets weaker and weaker spiritually. Before long, he’s no longer as fervent in spiritual things as he used to be. Then, his life takes a completely different turn from God’s original plan.
Give attention to the right information. Fortify and energize your spirit for success with God’s Word. The forces of life are domiciled in your spirit; as you feed your spirit with the Word, you’ll be able to produce every good thing you want in life from within you. Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things” (Matthew 12:35).
PRAYER Dear Father, I thank you for the opportunity to hear and receive your Word. My passion for the Word is increased, and it’s producing faith, knowledge and joy in my spirit. Therefore, your wisdom is working in me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY Acts 20:32; 1 Peter 2:2; Colossians 3:16
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Timothy 2:1-15 & Jeremiah 7-8
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 6:52-60 & 2 Kings 6