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Eat What Is Good

August 25, 2018


Eat What Is Good

We all enjoy  a wonderful feast.     It is so satisfying  to be filled  with good food,  and then sit back  and rest.     With much more in mind  than earthly food,  Isaiah 55:1-3  invites us,

Ho!     Every one who thirsts,  come to the waters;    
And you who have no money  come,  buy and eat.    
Come,  buy wine and milk    
Without money  and without cost.    
Why do you spend money  for what is not bread,    
And your wages  for what does not satisfy?    
Listen carefully to Me,  and eat what is good,    
And delight yourself  in abundance.    
Incline your ear  and come to Me.    
Listen,  that you may live.

Here is God’s invitation  to buy,  eat,  and be satisfied,  without money.     But,  right in the middle  of telling us  we can delight ourselves  with abundance,  God is telling us  to listen up  so that we might live.     What kind  of invitation  is this?

When we eat earthly food,  our hunger is satisfied  and we have the energy  to do the things  we want to do.     But,  no matter what we eat  or how satisfied we are physically,  we will get hungry again — and,  over the course of time,  we will get old  and eventually die.     Earthly food is only useful  for our short lives  in this world — and it does cost money.

If all we are ever concerned about  is earthly food  and stuff,  we will find out  that we’ll never really be satisfied.     No matter how grand  and expensive  our feasts and earthly goods,  we will have an emptiness  that gnaws away at us.     All our stuff does not satisfy.     That is why God invites us  to His kind of feast,  by saying,

Listen carefully  to Me,  and eat what is good,    
And delight yourself  in abundance.   
Incline your ear  and come to Me.   
Listen,  that you may live.

God is wanting us  to freely feast  on His word of love,  forgiveness,  and eternal salvation  in Jesus Christ.     The free spiritual food God wants us  to eat  gives us eternal life.     That eternal life  will be more satisfying  than we can ever imagine.     Jesus speaks  of this same spiritual feast,  when He says in John 6:33 and 35,

For  the bread of God  is that  which comes down out of heaven  and gives life  to the world……..      I am  the bread of life;  he who comes  to Me  shall not hunger,  and he who believes  in Me  shall never thirst.

We have spiritual satisfaction  and peace  when we accept Jesus  as our Lord and Savior.     Jesus is our satisfying feast.     When we ask Jesus  to forgive our sins,  He surely will satisfy us  with full  and free forgiveness.     That is His trustworthy promise  to all who come  to Him.     With the satisfaction and peace  of forgiveness,  we won’t have that spiritual emptiness any more.     We won’t have  to be searching  all sorts of religions,  exercises,  philosophies,  and worldly pursuits  that leave us empty.

We come  to Jesus  in prayer  and through attentively listening  to His word.     Every word  in the Bible  is God speaking  to us.     So,  as we read God’s word  and meditate on it,  we are having a spiritual feast  that will give us eternal life.     Savor the words  that give us life.

Let us  “eat what is good”  every day  so that we may have life  and the peace  that passes all understanding.     In the joy  of God’s spiritual feast,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You are  the Bread of Life.     There is nothing so satisfying  as knowing we have eternal life  through faith  in Your promises.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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