“It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4)
I am trying to drop a few pounds and get ready for a triathlon that is coming up in about a month here in Jackson. The training is going fine but it is the eating I am struggling with.
When I get hungry I eat.
When I get bored I eat.
When I watch TV I eat.
When I…and you get the point.
I need to crave healthier foods in order to be…well…healthy.
I need to control my cravings.
My scripture reading this morning really hit home. Food is important. Maintaining a healthy diet is important. Exercise is important. But be careful not to crave those things alone…for “bread alone” is not good enough but we need “every word that comes from the mouth of God.” For no amount of healthy eating and exercise will cause us to live forever…only God can do that for us through Jesus Christ. I have to remind myself that Jesus healed many people in scripture but in the end they all died (I mean…you don’t see them walking around today…do you?).
What brings life is forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus. And I get that daily reminder through God’s Word.
So live healthy AND crave God’s Word…for that is the ideal diet.