The Spiritual Diet

By: Woody Godbey

I was reading Richard De Haan's article that he wrote several years ago and it reminded me of my experience with vultures’ yesterday driving back home from the Hill country. While driving along highway 16 from Fredericksburg to Goldthwaite, we saw so many vultures soaring high in the sky, swooping down, and then rising up again with the air currents. Several times we would see a small group of them sitting right on the roadway, tearing apart and gobbling up the carcass of a dead deer or some other dead animal. The ones in the air were continually looking for something nasty, repulsive and disgusting to eat on.

The sad truth is that there are people like that. Nothing seems to satisfy them more than feasting on what is sinful, corrupt, and immoral. The Internet, social media, books and magazines they read, the TV programs they watch, the conversations they engage in, and the activities they pursue reveal a vulture-like appetite.

How much better is the spiritual diet the Bible suggests: “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy— meditate on these things” (Phil. 4:8).

What kind of “food” do you prefer? Don’t be like the vulture. Rather, “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word that you may grow thereby” (1 Pet. 2:2).

A daily feast in God's Word will do wonders for you! God Bless!