Our Training Diet

First and foremost in this training diet is milk and meat. Since most of us know that this food is found in the Bible, I will mention some other things. However, let me underscore that the milk and meat are “musts” for our diet. Without them, we can’t even run the race! We are told of food that we might want to try. Some of it might be good; some might not. For example: commentaries. Some are helpful; some are hurtful. How can we tell the difference? We need to be so familiar with the wholesome milk and meat that we instantly know if something is wrong with what we are told to try. If we were to liken commentaries to seasoning, some would bring out the flavor of the meat and some would take away from the meat. We need to know the milk and meat so well that we know when something would sour the milk or take away from the meat. In Hebrews 5:14, we are reminded by the inspired author: “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, (even) those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” As we go from milk to meat, we grow stronger. We enjoy good milk but we also come to recognize good meat and bad meat. We know better than to eat spiritual “junk food.” False religions, cults, isms and all unBiblical teaching promoted by false teachers give off an unpleasant odor of error; it’s bad meat! F. A. Graves’ hymn, “Fed upon the Finest of the Wheat,” speaks of a wholesome diet for the saints: “Hungry, Lord, for Thy Word of Truth, sitting at my Savior’s feet; rising, gleaning, just like Ruth, feed me on the finest of the wheat. Work for the Master I will do, trusting in His strength so great; living in His pastures new, feed me on the finest of the wheat. Then to the harvest let us go, bugles sounding no retreat; workers for Jesus, He wants you fed upon the finest of the wheat. Bread of life it is now to me, honey, milk and meat; in Thy love I will ever be fed upon the finest of the wheat.” Selah! Eating good Spiritual food; refusing spiritual “junk food,” gives us the nourishment and energy to reach the finish line. A “taste” of God’s Word will move some to come to His table. When we receive Him as Lord and Savior, we are to feast on “the Heavenly Manna” for the whole race.    Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

 

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