I was taught about healthy living very early in life. ( This does not mean that I am a health freak. Not at all! I am actually struggling ) I remember being taught about the importance of eating a balanced diet; vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates. It would make one strong and healthy, it would equip the body to fight diseases and reduce the risk of falling sick. The examples of healthy foods were not fun at all. The unhealthy food looked more appealing.
Thinking about physical health opened my eyes to see how much more we need to be spiritually healthy. We need a spiritual balanced diet; intentional feeding on the word of God. We cannot survive on one meal a day, we need to eat regularly. We cannot fight sin and temptation when weak, we need spiritual strength to fight and flee. We cannot survive on snacks, ( the same memory verse for ten years) Well, it is still the word of God, but you need to dig deeper and explore more.
We live by every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4) We do not live by bread alone. When Jesus is tempted by satan in the wilderness, He fights each temptation with the word of God: It is written. 2 Timothy 3:16 tell us the importance of all scripture, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” So we should not ignore any book, or any verse, it is all part of the balanced diet.
For you and I to stay healthy, we have to meditate on God’s word day and night. We are to hold on to the book of law and not let it depart from us. It may not always be appealing, many times we will want to go for fun looking snacks, but at the end of the day, only God’s word will stand. “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”