Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Am I spiritually eating right? Doesn't matter if I workout constantly and parade my big muscles around for others to praise me. Even if I just worked out for my own health and benefit, it would not matter if what I eat daily is unhealthy foods. It would start to show, my unhealthy eating on the outside. Sickness and disease would weaken my body. You can't fake it to make it. Good diet and exercise go together. This is the same with our spiritual life. We can be all about works, serving in church and community, driving out demons and performing many miracles in the name of Jesus. But if we are not feeding our hearts and minds in the word daily. If we are not spending time in the presence of Jesus in prayer feeding on Holy Spirit in the secret place. Our faith will be dead and works would have been wasted. Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. Yet they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property and then pretend to be pious by making long prayers in public. Because of this, they will be severely punished.
Many souls have starved themselves away from God by focusing so much on their own pride and works. Its good to work out and grow your muscles of faith. But remember to feed yourself daily in the highly rich word of God. Growing and maturing in your faith in Christ as you trust in his redeeming work of sanctification in you. You eat the from the LORD's hand his spiritual nutrients and you will bear the strong peaceable fruit of the Spirit. You will feel great on the inside and have strong muscles of works displayed on the outside.
Meditate James 2:22