Soul’s Nutrition

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 4:4

The aging of the “Baby boomers” has spawned a huge growth industry of nutritional supplements. It is obvious that our skin suffers as a result of inadequate and poor nutrition. Just as your body cannot live without food, your soul needs nourishment of the Word of God. Jesus himself, when he was tempted by the devil in the desert, he recalled that: It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4: 4). When you feed with the Word of God, weakness and confusion disappear.

The World Health Organization defines nutrition as food intake in relation to the dietary needs of the organism. Good nutrition (adequate and balanced diet combined with regular exercise) is a fundamental element of good health. Poor nutrition can reduce immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, alter the physical and mental development and reduce productivity.

Nutrition refers to the nutrients that make food and includes a set of involuntary phenomena that occur after ingestion of food, i.e. digestion, absorption or passage of blood from the digestive tract of its components or nutrients, and their assimilation into the body’s cells. There are six classes of nutrients the body needs: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. It is important to consume these six nutrients to build and maintain a healthy body function daily.

And as natural nutrition, the spiritual is a basic need that we must meet every day. If our body demands the daily consumption of six types of nutrients, our soul needs nourishment every day with the Word of God. That nutrition includes reading and meditation of Scripture. But for better use of it, we must nurture accompanied by the spiritual nutritionist: the Holy Spirit. He will guide us into all truth.

The Word of God is a seed planted in our lives to give permanent results. God expects us not only listen to His Word, but also doers of it. Word is the power of God, since all creation occurred through the Word that God spoke.

The Word is a sword that allows us to defend ourselves from the attacks of the enemy and to penetrate the depths of our being, as Hebrews 4:12 says: For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Let give daily nutrition to our soul through God’s Word. Not a day goes by without we eat it. If every day you feed three times, why do not you take time to read the Bible? I promise you’ll find fresh revelation. God bless you.

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