Home made, how many of you like a good home made loaf of bread? Yum! I love home made bread, I love to eat it, smell it and really love to make it although I don't make it anymore for just me so I gave my bread mixer away, and have wished I hadn't a few times but we like Ezekiel bread, it is next to the home made kind. Not advertising for it but it is really good and wholesome.
We all know what bread is, but what is spiritual bread? Spiritual bread is more important to us than
physical bread, spiritual bread will keep us from temptation, but physical bread will just supply us with fiber and nutrition.
Job 23:12 " I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."
Luke 4:4 "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
John 4:31,32 "Master eat. But he said unto them, 'I have meat to eat that ye know not of".
Elijah received supernatural strength from eating the bread the angel brought him. "And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God." 1 Kings 19:7,8.
We need to have our devotions the first thing in the morning so that we will have the strength to resist temptation when it comes. If we get up and run off to do our chores or to go to work and forget our time with God, we will find it easy to fall into the traps the devil sets for us. He is a clever foe, you know. Waiting to see who he can trip up, so we must be well guarded like Ephesians 6;17 says, "Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God." By feasting on the word early in the day, it will keep us from falling into temptation throughout the day, but we must put God first and foremost.
James 4:7,8 "Therefore submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee, draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
So let us draw near to God by coming to Him early in the day and feeding on His word and talking to Him in prayer and we will have the power to resist the devil and make him flee. Grandma Joan