The Supermarket Experience

Watching people in a supermarket is interesting. A shopper picks up something, looks it over and puts it back. This shopper repeats this procedure several times and then finds an item and places it in the cart. This type of shopping will often involve quite a bit of time. There are reasons usually for an item to be returned to the shelf. However, this is no way to approach Scripture. We are not to pick and choose. Everything on display in the sacred pages is for our use. Nothing should be discarded or fail to be used.  All “milk and meat” from God’s Word is good for us and furnishes a wonderful diet for Spiritual health. Unlike the supermarket, all the “food” has been paid for in full. We are free to “load the cart.” Also, unlike the supermarket, we don’t put back what we don’t like or don’t want to try. All of it is good for us. As long as the supermarket sales are good, they are little bothered by what we return to stock. When we reject God’s food, He grieves and we are malnourished. Instead of feeding at God’s table, how often do we partake of the “junk food” of this fallen world? God, through Isaiah, asks, “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness” (Isaiah 55:2). Selah! When we feed on spiritual junk food, our souls are famished; when we feed on God’s Word our souls enjoy robust Spiritual fullness.   Ron

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