"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
Yesterday we said that the Word of God is like bread-- it is our spiritual bread. It is sustenance for our spirit. We must "eat" the Word of God (through reading it, memorizing it, meditating on it and hiding it in our hearts) daily if we are going to be spiritually healthy.
If you don't "eat" the Word daily you become spiritually malnutritioned. This is the reason why so many are weak in faith. Why they are accepting of false doctrine and false teaching. This is why many can't discern good from evil and right from wrong. This is also why they don't know what the will of God is. This is the reason that many fall into error. This is also the reason why there are so many who are in bondages in the Body of Christ. They don't know the Truth that sets them free because they aren't reading the Word of God.
The Word of God will keep you from error and false teaching-- because it is Truth and will show you the truth. The Word of God is the avenue through which faith is produced in our lives. The Word of God discerns for us what is good and evil and leaves no questions about it. The Word of God reveals the will of God-- it is found throughout its pages. The Word of God will set you free-- free from bondages-- and keep you free. (It is all found in the Word of God.)
Are you spiritually healthy? Are you spiritually malnourished? Do you have a hard time distinguishing right from wrong? Are you weak or lacking in faith? Do you struggle with knowing the will of God? I have one more question for you-- Are you spending time in God's Word? If not, there is your answer and reason why.
Have a great day. In order to be spiritually healthy you can't neglect the Word of God.