The verse “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” is quoted by Jesus Himself when He was being tempted by the devil. This verse is commonly interpreted to mean that as Christians, we need spiritual food in addition to physical food for survival. This is certainly true, but I think there is more to be said. Bread is a staple of many cultures, but seldom do we eat bread alone. Jesus shared wine at meals, desired figs from a tree and even cooked fish for breakfast for his disciples. These foods provide enjoyment in addition to nourishment. While the word of God is dense with spiritual wisdom, it is also seasoned with joy. Reading scriptures is not only essential to life with God, it is desirable and enjoyable.

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