August 19th – Spiritual Anorexia


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“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God” –Jesus Christ

     In the United States of America, nearly 24 million people suffer from anorexia. There are a variety of reasons for the disorder: genetics, stress, depression, abuse, hormones, and low self-esteem. In its simplest and purest definition, anorexia is a loss of appetite for food. Someone who deals with this serious condition typically has a distorted view of their body, and goes to drastic measures to alter their appearance. They often develop a disdain for food and drop to an unhealthy weight.

As serious as this condition is, there is something even more deadly –a loss of appetite for the Word of God. Some believers are suffering from spiritual anorexia.

Imagine going for days or weeks without little or no food. If you maintained such a practice for long periods of time, your body would suffer greatly. The same holds true with the lack of consumption of God’s Word. The Lord Himself said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.” When we fail to have a daily intake of the Bible, we slowly starve the spiritual man. Don’t allow the things of this world to keep you from dining with the King. God has prepared a feast for you in His Word. Take hold of it daily, and throughout the day.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING: Jeremiah 26-29

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