The Necessities Of Life

Matthew 4:4: “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

Bread: We must have physical food for nourishment. This strengthens our body, and makes us healthy. It is a requirement to sustain our life.

God’s word: We must have spiritual food; the milk and the meat of God’s word for spiritual nourishment. The word of God strengthens us spiritually and makes us spiritually healthy. We are to live by the word of God. This means that we not only take it into our being but that we live by it in obedience. It then becomes a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, allowing us to see things from a spiritual perspective and find direction for our life.

Let us feed upon and depend upon God’s word as much as we do the physical food that we take in. Let us enjoy God’s word as much as we do the physical food we eat. Let us fellowship with others around the word of God as often as we fellowship around the physical food.