I love food. Especially if it’s yummy. And chocolate. Or anything having to do with mignon.
And as I get older, my taste becomes more refined. Sophisticated. Picky.
Macaroni and cheese from the box isn’t good enough. Mr. Big Mac used to be exciting but not anymore. Now I opt for gourmet turkey burgers with sweet potato fries. Ah, yes, my palate has become more difficult to satisfy.
Although I enjoy food, it cannot satisfy my deepest need. Only God can. And He gives me His Word, which proves to be the best food for me.
Let’s hear what Moses told the Israelites before they were to enter the Promised Land:
You must keep carefully all these commandments I am giving you today so that you may live, increase in number, and go in and occupy the land that the Lord promised to your ancestors. Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not. So he humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. He did this to teach you that humankind cannot live by bread alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord’s mouth. (Deuteronomy 8:1-3 NET)
Moses told them to remember to obey the commands of Scripture. He reminded them that food cannot sustain them. Instead, they need the Lord’s Word to live.
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