Just like nutrients sustain plants and make them grow, and just like we eat food that contains nutrients that sustain our bodies, God’s Word sustains. That is why reading the Word of God is so important. It is our spiritual food. It is our food for our souls and for our eternal benefit.
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“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” – Hebrews 1:3
In addition, have you ever considered that there might be physical benefits to seeking the Lord and reading God’s Word, and science and medicine just doesn’t understand it yet? If God’s Word sustains all things, then that would mean our bodies too. All means all. And how else could Jesus survive while fasting for 40 days and nights?
Recent studies have shown and statistically proven that people who attend church regularly live longer, have less health issues, etc. The research from Vanderbilt University reveals that non-churchgoers are significantly more stressed than those who attend religious services. According to the study, men and women aged 40 to 65 years old, who attend church or other houses of worship reduce their risk for mortality by 55 percent.
The study also found non-worshipers had significantly higher overall AL scores than churchgoers and other worshipers. AL stands for Allostatic load, which is a physiological measurement of factors including blood pressure, cholesterol and waist-hip ratio. The higher the allostatic load, the more stressed an individual was interpreted as being.
Science and medicine are starting to try to understand what the Bible already tells us to be true. God’s Word sustains all things. Eventually the FDA will figure out that there are 6 food groups instead of the 5, with the most critical food group being God’s Word! Make sure you have a good dose of God’s nutrients every day!
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word this morning. Thank you for the revelation of the fact that your Word sustains all things. Refresh us and renew us today. Help us to walk through today with energy and vigor. Let your Holy Spirit flow through us that we might overflow with your goodness. Let your light shine so bright in us that others are attracted to you like a moth to a flame. Fill our hearts with love and our minds with peace and understanding. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Isaiah 6-7; 2 Chronicles 26,27; Philemon 1
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry.” – Matthew 4:1,2
- “The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread’. Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”.'” – Matthew 4:3,4
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