Live…By Every Word of God   2 comments

Live By Every Word of God

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Matt. 4, 4

I.

To “live,” physically, mentally, and spiritually, doubtless is here meant.  Each according to its nature is to be fed.  “Have life…more abundantly” (Jno. 10, 10b).  How abundant is the life he bestows!

II.

“By every word”

(1) Body nourished by ordinary physical food, air, & water.  He knoweth we have need of all these things.  Year by year the earth produces abundantly.

(2)  Truth from every source for the contemplation of the mind and our profit.  All truth is of God and it enriches life, makes it fuller.

(3)  Soul, spirit, feeds on, is nourished by things of the spirit–truth as revealed concerning God, man, sin, and salvation.  “I am the Bread of Life” is to the soul what ordinary bread is to the body, as:

(a)  warnings against sin

(b)  promises of his grace & of heaven

(c)  Communion with God and with good people

(d)  Guidance into truth & righteousness.

All these things feed the soul, strengthen the life & full us with heavenly manna.  Seek first his kingdom:  feed on these spiritual viands & prosper the soul.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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