More important than physical food is spiritual food. “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34). Paul says about Israel, “They all ate the same spiritual food” (I Corinthians 10:3, NIV). Those who overcome are able to eat from the tree of life and of the hidden manna (2); (3). When we eat of the right spiritual food, we will be strong and prepared for what God wants us to do. “Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee” (I Kings 19:7). “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Peter 2:2). Ezekiel was told by the Lord to eat the scroll, then to speak to the house of Israel (4); he was prepared because he had eaten spiritual food. Jeremiah said, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them” (Jeremiah 15:16a).
When we eat of the right spiritual food, we will be strong and prepared for what God wants us to do. Therefore, we need to have a continual intake of God’s Word so that we will be equipped to face what lies ahead. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).