By Edd Sterchi
Yes, you read that right – I have decided to stop eating. I just don’t feel like doing it anymore. Sometimes, I’m just not in the mood. And, it takes up too much of my time – I have to do it every day. It’s also very demanding. Besides, I will never be able to eat everything. I will never understand everything about that which I am eating. I just don’t see the benefit. Furthermore, it’s very possible this concept of eating is outdated. I just don’t think I really need to eat – I can get by without it!
While those arguments may seem absurd, those are the very same reasons that people give for not feeding their souls (i.e. studying their Bibles). Just as without physical food, our bodies would eventually die, so without spiritual food, our souls will starve to death. As God noted in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Just as we set aside regular times to eat, doesn’t it make sense to set aside regular times to consume God’s word? “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103).
- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.broadwaychurchofchrist.net/