Delight Your Soul

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you.”— John 6:27 We’re consumed with dieting and worrying about what we eat. You can hardly turn on the television or browse the internet without confronting your dietary intake.

I’m all for taking care of ourselves, but too often in our obsession with physical food, we neglect the most important nutrition needed to sustain Life—food for the spirit.

Physical food sustains physical life, but Jesus gives us the food that gives us abundant and eternal life.

God desires to give us a feast!

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?” He asks. “Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance” (Isaiah 55:2).

The King James translation of that verse says “let your soul delight itself in fatness.” Abundance, fatness—the meaning is clear. God wants us to feast on spiritual food, to be filled, to be satisfied, to live our lives filled with the fruit of His Spirit.

If you are not feasting on God’s Word, seeking Him daily in prayer, and fellowshipping with His saints, then you are starving yourself. You will become spiritually malnourished and weak—and sadly, begin to lose your appetite. Don't wait for Sunday church to crack open a Bible. Feed yourself every day!

And don’t take a meager portion, barely enough to get by.

God wants you to delight your soul in fatness!

He wants to bless you, strengthen you, nourish your soul and bring life to your spirit. Meditate upon His Word every day, without measuring it out or holding back, and you will enjoy the blessings of spiritual satisfaction.

DEVOTIONALSRay Bentley