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Bon Appétit

by Mike Sanders

Daily Bible Reading Notes 9.18.17

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word, that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matt 4:4).’”

Nutritionally, bread alone is insufficient for good health. Jesus categorized Scripture as “bread” and “every word.” Paul describes doctrinally elementary Scripture as “milk (1 Cor. 3:1-3; Cf. Heb. 5:11-14).” Again, he identifies the greater or advanced content as the “whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27).”

These metaphors discourage biblical tunnel vision. The balanced diet is healthy, physically and spiritually. The all-inclusive curriculum is the minimum acceptable fare for personal study or the pulpit.

It is fascinating how ingredients and nutrients in one food, serve as a catalyst to another food in your meal, to more thoroughly nourish your physical body.

Likewise, the context of the whole of Scripture brings the greater light to the individual text. The whole prompts insight and illumination otherwise unavailable.

 

    Mike Sanders is a retired UPS pilot, Bible teacher, and member of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY.  

 




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