Yesterday, as it were, I had eaten very little, pretty much nothing except for a lot of water and some other liquids. Needless to say, there was little in my stomach of substance.
Late in the afternoon I was so hungry and I finally had an opportunity to eat, I was beside myself with hunger.
I drove to a Kroger, walked straight to the fruit section and purchased roughly three pounds of green grapes. I love grapes.
As soon as I got to the car, well really before, I began devouring grapes and within a very short time the three pounds of grapes were gone.
I went to an appointment at 5:00 p.m. and then at roughly 6:30 p.m. I ate the first of two bowls of cabbage soup, a very healthy soup, made by my mother-in-law. It was the first of two bowls because after I returned from an exhausting workout at the gym I ate another bowl of cabbage soup.
So…on top of the three pounds of green grapes which went on an empty stomach, I then added two bowls of cabbage soup, two glasses of milk, several waters and two or three handfuls of candy corn.
It was a short time later that…well…well the problem was…the problem was all that food had been thrown into an otherwise empty stomach.
I will leave it at that.
When it comes to our consumption of God and his Holy Word we at times do the same thing.
We go a long amount of time without consuming, then we cram it in because we are starving for spiritual food.
What happens? Often we overeat at once and find ourselves bloated and miserable because we have no way to burn up what we have eaten.
In life, on a daily basis, consume God continually throughout the day.
The healthiest way to eat is small meals throughout the day.
The same can be applied to spiritual consumption.
Small meals throughout the day is the healthiest way to partake.
Not a profound principle, but an applicable principle nonetheless.