What's your favorite spiritual food?

Ask someone what their favorite food is to eat and their answer usually comes very quickly. For most people, it is difficult just to name one favorite food because we all love to eat. So it is not surprising when God is describing the promised land that he uses food and drink to tell us how beautiful it is. In Exodus 3:8 we are told that Moses is to bring God’s people “to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.” Have you ever wondered why God used them to describe the promised land?

Remember their diet for many years consisted of quail and manna while they were in the wilderness. We are told the manna tasted like honey wafers. They were used to eating it so surely in this new land they would survive physically there. When Jesus came to Earth, He shared many meals with the people. He fed over 5,000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. The need for physical food is shown throughout the Bible because one cannot survive physically without it.

Even with all these references to food and drink for the physical body, God emphasizes the most important food one needs is spiritual food. Jesus himself tells you in Matthew 4:4 “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Yes, we need physical food but one must feed on the word of God to be full and strengthen their spiritual bodies.

In John 6, Jesus had just fed over 5,000 people when they followed Him later wanting more food. Jesus tells them in verse 27 “Do not labor for the food which perishes but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the son of man will give you.” Here Jesus is referring to us spending all our time on physical food but less time on spiritual food which is His word.

On judgment day, when by God’s grace and mercy, we are allowed to enter Heaven for eternity, we are told in the book of Revelation that we can eat from the tree of life. I wonder if it will have a honey taste to it or not. I’m not sure but I do know God will continue to feed our souls with spiritual food?