“And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”  Luke 4:4

We are all aware of the pyramid that presents the basic food groups necessary to live a healthy life. And for those who are health-conscious, they will be careful to include those foods in their daily diet, so that they can live a long, healthy life. Spiritually speaking, God has given us His own “food” requirements if we want to live healthy spiritually; but in fact, it only contains one item: His word.  And a person can eat all of the right things and have a healthy physical life and be wasting away spiritually if there is not a consistent involvement in God’s word. God’s word is life to the believer; it is the only thing that will sustain him when the challenges of life come. Physical strength comes by eating the right things; spiritual strength comes by eating the right spiritual food. And God’s word is the only thing that will provide the spiritual strength that we need.