Daily Reflections

A Well-Balanced Diet

September 23, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16

Can you imagine opening your refrigerator, closing your eyes, and grabbing whatever you reach first? Instead of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you might end up with a plate of onions, mustard, and whipped cream—not especially appetizing or nourishing.

Yet that’s exactly how some people approach God’s Word. They blindly “grab” whatever passage they come to first, in no particular sequence or order. Others read the Bible much like a teenager whose preferred diet consists of pizza, chips, pop, and ice cream.

Just as our bodies need a balanced diet, our spirits need the whole counsel of God’s Word. Some passages seem more appetizing than others. But if our diet consists mainly of the Psalms with a smidgen of the New Testament Epistles on the side, we just won’t grow as we should.

If you want to get a balanced spiritual diet as well as an understanding of the whole plan of God, make sure you’re not overlooking or bypassing certain portions of the Word.

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