"But he answered and said, 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
What physical bread/food is to our bodies, the Word of God is to our souls. It is sustenance to our spirits. It gives us life, strength and "nutrition". Therefore, we live and stay alive spiritually by consuming the Word of God. We don't find life and spiritual sustenance in words of philosophy, intellect, psychology, human wisdom or even good ole common sense. While these may all sound good and have an element of knowledge we might follow, there is only one source that gives us true life-- the Word of God.
What do you spend your time "eating"? Where are you getting the food from that should be feeding your soul? Are you getting it from man's words of wisdom? Some great philosopher from the past? Book knowledge? Old wives tales? Humanistic reasoning?
While there may be something we can glean from these sources. They can never replace the Word of God. Jesus likened His Word to bread. He didn't liken it to such things as cake and ice cream. He called it bread because bread is the basic food that sustains our bodies. Cake and ice cream have little to no nutritional value where bread does. If you are feeding your spirit on these other sources we have talked about instead of the Word of God, you are only getting a diet of "junk food". Junk food won't make you healthy-- physically or spiritually.
Have a great day. The Word of God is the only source of true spiritual nutritional value.
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